Inside VVA Chapters

Granite engraving

Chapter 1000 Fundraises for New Memorial

January 13, 2017

The members of Chapter 1000 of Fort Hood, TX recently began fundraising to build a Vietnam veterans memorial at the Central Texas State veterans cemetery in Harker Heights. “This memorial will be dedicated to the…

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Greater Rochester Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Chapter 20 Salutes 20th Anniversary of Memorial

January 12, 2017

Members of Rochester, NY, Chapter 20 , including President Valentino Gatto, took part in the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Greater Rochester Vietnam Veterans Memorial on September 10. In his remarks Gatto spoke of the…

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Nam Jam: Three Decades On, Still a Good Day

The Beat Goes On with Chapter 106

January 11, 2017

October 8 was a brooding day in Tucson, AZ : warm and humid, the sky full of black clouds and thunder. It was the last gasp of a monsoon season that reminded at least a…

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The Wall

Chapter 451 Helps Locate Casualty Photos for Project

January 11, 2017

Baltimore, MD Chapter 451 ’s Operation Remember began during the observance of the tenth anniversary of the Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedication in May 1998. The goal was to demonstrate Everlasting Remembrance, the theme of…

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Colors for Gold Star Mothers

Chapter 67 Honors Gold Star Mothers

January 11, 2017

Delaware County, PA, Chapter 67’s Honor Guard took part in the annual Gold Star Mother’s Day ceremony on Sunday, September 25, at Arlington National Cemetery. George Brown, Jack Mitch, Mike Houlihan, Bill Pyle, and Ray…

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Remembering the fallen at Christmastime, Photo by The Union-Sun & Journal, Lockport, New York

Chapter 1095 Coordinates Local Wreath Placement at Cemetery

January 5, 2017

Chapter 1095 laid wreaths in Delaware, OH in conjunction with the Wreaths Across America that took place at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The chapter was joined by 80 members of the community who laid…

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WTC Twin Towers

Chapter 180 Remembers Veterans on 9/11 Anniversary

December 30, 2016

Sault Sainte Marie (MI) Chapter 180 sponsored a Veterans Tribute to 9/11 First Responders on September 11, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The event took place outdoors in the city’s downtown. It included…

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Balloons

Happy 31st Anniversary to Chapter 227

December 23, 2016

Northern Virginia Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter 227 celebrated its 31st anniversary at the October monthly chapter meeting. Several founding members were in attendance at the meeting, which featured a presentation by chapter member Bill…

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Burchett receives honor from veterans, Photo: Paul Efird/News Sentinel

Chapter 1078 Honors Mayor in Tennessee

December 23, 2016

Veterans recognized Knox County (TN) Mayor Tim Burchett for his service on Thursday. The Vietnam Veterans of America Bill Robinson Chapter 1078 nominated Burchett for an honorary life membership to the national Vietnam Veterans of…

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Thanksgiving meal

Chapters 446 and 756 Honor Fallen Iraq and Afghanistan Soldiers

December 23, 2016

Members of San Gabriel Valley, CA, Chapter 446 and Long Beach, CA, Chapter 756 took part in a luncheon on September 25 honoring the families of five local service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.…

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