Inside VVA Chapters

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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Graveside farewell

Chapter 1054 Rallies for Veterans Cemetery

December 8, 2016

Chapter 1054 has been pressing the Watertown City Council for a state veteran’s cemetery near the current Veterans Memorial in Watertown, SD . There are currently other cemeteries serving veterans in other locales throughout South…

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VVA Chapter 1125 participants picured at the FAU Military Appreciation Football Game (from left to right) Brian Wooldridge, Bill Snow, Allen Lehner and Art Brown.

Veterans of Chapter 1125 Honored During Football Game

December 7, 2016

In the Florida Atlantic University match up against The University of Texas at El Paso, FAU held its Military Appreciation Football game in Boca Raton, FL . The FAU Office of Military and Veterans Affairs…

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Ch 377 POWMIA Watchfire

Chapter 377 Held 26th Annual POW/MIA Watch Fire

December 2, 2016

Under a full moon, Finger Lakes (NY) Chapter 377 held its 26th Watch Fire on the beach of Myers Point Park in Lansing. The fire was dedicated to Marine Corps Pvt. Frank Penna from Canastota, N.Y.,…

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Flag wreath

Chapter 648 Conducts Veterans Day Service

December 2, 2016

Mid Shore Chapter 648 paused to remember and reflect on their service at a Veterans Day service. 35 veterans and members of the community participated in the short service at the Vietnam memorial at the…

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Thanksgiving meal

Chapter 499 Sponsors Thanksgiving for Homeless Veterans

December 1, 2016

Through the Veterans Transition House in New Bedford, MA, Chapter 499 helped deliver meals and sent Thanksgiving Day greetings to veterans or their spouses. The Veterans Transition House was founded by a group of Vietnam…

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The bench commemorating two Navy pilots, Ensigns Kraus and Longnecker, who died during a training mission over Norwich and Preston.

Chapter 270 Honors Navy Pilots Who Died in 1944 Collision

November 28, 2016

A polished and gleaming new granite bench now commemorates two Navy pilots who perished 72 years ago in an aircraft combat training mission above the Norwich State Hospital grounds in Preston, CT . The bench,…

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Principal Butcher addresses the assembly with veterans and students

Chapter 195 Donates Walk-A-Thon Proceeds to Widows and Elementary Schools

November 28, 2016

Pathfinders Chapter 195 held a Walk-A-Thon in Zephyrhills, FL and raised over $1400 from pledges. Chapter 195, an incarcerated Vietnam Veterans of America chapter, is located in the Zephyrhills Correctional Institution (ZCI). Mrs. Maynor, the…

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