Inside VVA Chapters

Parking Lot

Chapter 290 Saves a Parking Spot for the Wounded

October 18, 2016

Throughout the city of St. Cloud, MN, Chapter 290 has been installing parking spaces reserved for the combat wounded. The vibrant parking spaces are coated with purple paint and are for Purple Heart Medal recipients…

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Blankets

Chapter 657 Makes Blankets for Vet Patients

October 14, 2016

Members of Chapter 657 at the Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson, MI , joined other inmates to make 78 lap blankets that were donated to the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center for wheelchair-bound veteran patients. Humanity…

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Chadds Ford Monument by Patrick J Hughes

Rededication planned for Chadds Ford Vietnam War Monument

October 12, 2016

One of the earliest, if not the very first monument dedicated to those who served in Vietnam is about to be rededicated after years of obscurity and neglect. The monument, a cannon on a stone…

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Candles

Gold Star Families and Chapter 731 Remembers the Lost

October 11, 2016

Chapter 731 and Gold Star Mothers and Families of Manitowoc County, WI recently gathered for a special event to remember their loved ones. There was a ceremonial reading of the names of all the sons…

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Bagpiper at Memorial

Chapter 565 Marks 20th Anniversary of Memorial

October 7, 2016

In Pottstown, PA, Chapter 565 celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Pottstown Vietnam Memorial recently. The ceremony featured keynote speaker Navy Capt. Robert Boyce. There were also remarks by State Sen. Bob Mensch, State Reps.…

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Girl Fishing

Chapter 297 Takes the Kids Fishing

October 3, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, Chapter 297 has hosted its Kid’s Fishing Tournament in Amarillo, TX . The event was initiated 4 years ago to encourage greater interaction between veterans and the community. Since then,…

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POW/MIA Chair

Empty Chair Highlights Chapter 421’s POW/MIA Ceremony

September 30, 2016

Chapter 421 recently held its annual POW/MIA recognition ceremony in honor of all prisoners of war and those missing in action at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park in Staten Island, NY . The ceremony featured…

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Library

Chapter 41 Assists with Veteran’s Project at Library

September 29, 2016

Central New Hampshire Chapter 41 is working closely with the Southern New Hampshire Library Collaborative’s project on Vietnam veterans called “Community Stories: Soldiers Home and Away” in Bow, NW . Nine libraries and one regional…

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POW/MIA Ribbon

Chapter 910 Pauses to Remember the POW/MIA

September 27, 2016

Chapter 910 and Corpus Christi Mayor's Committee for Veterans Affairs held a recent POW-MIA Day Ceremony in Sherrill Park in Corpus Christi, TX . The guest speaker was Gilbert Garcia, the brother of Army Staff…

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POW/MIA Flag

Somber POW/MIA Service with Chapter 1052

September 27, 2016

For the past five years on POW/MIA Recognition day, Chapter 1052 , of Independence, LA has held a special memorial service. The occasion brings together a variety of veterans who served in various wars, as…

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