Inside VVA Chapters

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center

Members of Chapter 1059 Appreciated on Veterans Day

November 17, 2016

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, FL commemorated Vietnam veterans with a special Veterans Day program. The ceremony, with a spotlight especially on Vietnam veterans, was accented by a speech from Clay County, FL…

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The Wall

Chapter 607 Sponsors its Fourth Vietnam Memorial

November 16, 2016

The Veteran Affairs medical center in Tuskegee, AL is the site of a new black granite Vietnam monument that was sponsored by Chapter 607 . The 3 feet tall monument bears the the names of…

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Chapter 268 Restores Civil War Memorial, Joed Viera, Staff Photographer, The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Chapter 268 Restores Civil War Memorial

November 10, 2016

Chapter 268 has finished restoring a long-forgotten Civil War memorial featuring Lockport, NY soldiers in time for a Veterans Day re-dedication. The chapter received funding from over 70 individuals and organizations totaling $2, 100 to…

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Dearborn, MI

Member of Chapter 267 is Veteran of the Year in Michigan

November 9, 2016

U.S. Navy veteran Charles E. “Andy” Anderson will be honored as the 2016 Dearborn Veteran of the Year by the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council (DAWVC). Anderson is the second vice president of the James…

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A Friendly Chat Between Marines and Viet Cong

A Friendly Chat Between Marines and Viet Cong

November 7, 2016

DA NANG, Vietnam — Fifty years ago, two of the men sitting around this table at the Red Beach Resort were enemies of the United States. They were part of the Viet Cong, the irregular…

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VVA Chapter 1036 President, Pete Wagner (left) and Region 4 Director, Craig Tonjes

VVA Achievement Metal Awarded to Pete Wagner

November 4, 2016

During The Villages (FL) Chapter 1036 's November General Membership Meeting, Region 4 Director Craig Tonjes presented Chapter President Pete Wagner with the VVA National Achievement Medal. The award is in recognition of Wagner's commitment,…

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Plane Salute

VVA Members in Dayton to Welcome Home Honor Flight

November 3, 2016

Honor Flight of Dayton, OH will sponsor a free trip to Washington, DC for veterans to visit the memorials during Veterans Day weekend. The 92 World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans will tour the…

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Duck Race

Chapter 862 Waddles Into Annual Duck Race

November 3, 2016

The annual VVA Beaver County, PA, Chapter 862 Duck Race took place in August during the Hookstown Fair. Chapter members sold more than two thousand $5 tickets, and two thousand rubber ducks sailed down the…

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Chapter 1078 Welcome

Chapter 1078 Welcomes Home Young Veterans

November 3, 2016

In Knoxville, TN , Chapter 1078 held a Tribute to Modern War Veterans August 6 to recognize, honor, and welcome home local younger veterans. An emotional high point was when Sgt. Danny Gordon, just one…

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Miami Valley, Ohio, Chapter 97 Hosts Amputee Softball Games, Photo by Richard Smith

Chapter 97 Hosts Amputee Softball Games

November 2, 2016

Over Armed Forces Day weekend VVA’s Miami Valley Chapter 97 and the Dayton, OH , softball community hosted the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) for two exhibition games at Wright State University’s Ron Nischwitz…

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