Inside VVA Chapters

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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Honor Guard

Colors for the Cardinals

December 21, 2016

The Quad Cities Chapter 299 Honor Guard, augmented by Mississippi Valley Chapter 669 in Moline, IL , and the Mexican American Veterans Association, presented the nation’s colors August 27 at the St. Louis Cardinals home…

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Christmas gifts

Chapter 154 Carries Out Operation Christmas

December 20, 2016

For decades, Mt. Clemens (MI) Chapter 154 has been delivering gifts to veterans' families during the holidays. The program, called Operation Christmas, is based in Macomb, MI . Throughout the year, the Veterans Support Center…

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Daytona Beach Chapter 1048 Leads the Ormond Beach Christmas Parade

Chapter 1048 Leads Christmas Parade

December 15, 2016

Daytona Beach Chapter 1048 's Honor Guard walked point at the annual Christmas Parade in Ormond Beach, FL . At the end of the parade line, other members of Chapter 1048 and members of the…

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

Chapter 268 Places Wreath at Hospice

December 14, 2016

Members of Chapter 268 of Niagara County, NY gathered at Niagara Hospice on Monday to place a holiday wreath at the organization's veterans memorial. According to Gordon Bellinger, chapter treasurer, this is the second year…

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Career Fair

Chapter 269 Veterans Honored by DAR

December 13, 2016

Clinton County Chapter 269 veterans were recognized for their service by the Looking Glass Prairie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in O’Fallon, IL . The Mayor of Aviston, Dale Haukap, was…

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One final walk for Jacob, Photo by Jason Wachter, St. Cloud Times

Chapter 470 Honors Missing Child

December 13, 2016

Twenty-seven years ago, Mike Clark was a 43-year-old Army veteran with scars from Vietnam when he heard about the abduction of a young boy near St. Joseph, MN . The victim, Jacob Wetterling, was 11…

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County Fair

Chapter 1032 Features Veterans at County Fair

December 12, 2016

White Rose Chapter 1032 of York, PA , presented a large Veterans Welcome Center tent for the third consecutive year at the York County Fair. The chapter displayed a large world map and encouraged veterans…

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Chapter 1121

New Chapter 1121 Receives its Charter

December 9, 2016

Welcome Home to the founding members of Chapter 1121 in Watertown, SD , including President Roger Papka. The chapter received its VVA Charter in August from South Dakota State Council President Jack Kempter.

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Party National Convention

Chapter 67 Distributed VVA Information at Democratic National Convention

December 9, 2016

In July, Chapter 67 members in Delaware County, PA displayed an information table at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Chapter members Mike Houlihan, Wayne Lamond, Dave Tatum, Ray Stankus, and Marsha Four, VVA Vice…

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