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Some of the 393 members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1054 of Northeast South Dakota. PHOTO: Chapter 1054

Chapter 1054 Earns National Honor

August 26, 2016

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1054 of northeast South Dakota has received the VVA’s National Chapter of the Year award for chapters with 300 to 400 members. The award is based on accomplishments of…

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Thank You

Chapter 789 Welcomed Home by Georgia Officials

August 24, 2016

Chapter 789 in Hinesville, GA organized a grand event to show appreciation to the Vietnam veterans of Georgia. Georgia is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the war, and Gov. Nathan Deal was on hand to…

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AH1 Cobra Helicopter

Another Type of Vietnam Veteran Memorialized

August 23, 2016

A helicopter that was shot down in combat during the Vietnam War, and then rehabbed, will be placed in a new memorial in Tonawanda, NY thanks to the efforts of Chapter 77. Local veterans secured…

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Pottstown Memorial Park

Chapter 565 Hosts First Annual Community Day

August 22, 2016

The Pottstown Keystone Chapter 565 sponsored its inaugural Pottstown Veterans Community Day at Memorial Park in Pottstown, PA. The day opened with a ceremony honoring all the veterans present, including veterans from World War II…

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Food Donation

Chapter 77’s KIA Roadmarch Carried a Twist for Participants

August 22, 2016

More than 400 runners hit the pavement Saturday for the Fourth Annual K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch in Orchard Park, NY. Runners and walkers remembered military members from New York State killed in action since September 11,…

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Forget-Me-Not Flowers

Chapter 978 Receives Support from Local Businesses

August 18, 2016

Homeless veterans in the Lander, PA area recently received support from the David L. Woodburn Chapter 978 by way of a flower sale. The chapter sold forget-me-not flowers to raise money to aid a homeless…

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James Dean, left, assisted Ricky Brown in etching his uncle’s name from the Tennessee Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall displayed in Cleveland, TN. PHOTO BY Joyanna Love, The Cleveland Daily Banner

Traveling Memorial Inspires Mix of Emotions in Tennessee

August 16, 2016

Flags lined either side of the memorial. Names of the fallen were etched on a black background. At the base of the wall, memorabilia from the Vietnam War and medals of soldiers were displayed. Styled…

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Veteran Reunion

Reunion by Chapter 331 to Recollect Calmer Times

August 15, 2016

The St. Croix Valley Chapter 331 in River Falls, WI will sponsor their annual veterans’ reunion. The name of the event, the China Beach Veterans Reunion, is taken from a beach in Vietnam where soldiers…

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Vietnam veterans honored at Jackson County Fair during morning event. Courtesy of Samantha Madar, MLive/Jackson Citizen Patriot

Chapter 109 Honored at Jackson County Fair

August 12, 2016

Instead of being honored for their service, people welcomed Vietnam War veterans home after the war by spitting at them and calling them "baby killers," said Bob Wilkinson, president of Jackson (MI)'s Vietnam Veterans of…

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Agent Orange barrels

Town Hall Introduces Audience to the Effects of Agent Orange

August 11, 2016

Before a Chapter 351 town hall meeting in Appleton, WI, some audience members had never heard of the complications from Agent Orange. The illnesses caused by Agent Orange exposure can impact the children and grandchildren…

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