Inside VVA Chapters

Chapter 151 Dedicated Monument to Living Veterans

February 10, 2017

Chapter 151 recently installed a new monument to living veterans in Bayonne, NJ. The monument is at Veterans Stadium of Bayonne High School. The stadium, built in the 1920s, is used by the school’s football…

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Obstacle Course

VVA in Delaware Raises Funds for Training Course

February 7, 2017

The Delaware State Council , and the New Castle County Chapter 83 and the Kent County Chapter 850 donated a total of $2,000 for the construction of a U.S. Marine Corps obstacle course at the…

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Red Wings of Detroit

Chapter 9 Moves to Temporary Location

February 1, 2017

In late January, Chapter 9 moved from the Detroit, MI location that for years held their community events, chapter meetings, fundraisers, etc. The location at 2951 Woodward is being reconstructed for the Red Wings professional…

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Chapter 1030 Announces Veterans of the Year

January 30, 2017

Chapter 1030 in Cumming, GA has voted Steve Masak and Marty Farrell as its Veterans of the Year. Chapter President Gary Ely appreciates Masak’s fundraising efforts and Farrell’s service to the chapter’s public relations committee,…

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Sevierville, TN

Chapter 1078 Replaces Wildfire Victim’s Purple Heart

January 27, 2017

Friday was an emotional day in Sevierville, TN for Jim Cogdill, a disabled Vietnam veteran. The motto of the Vietnam Veterans of America is “never again will one generation of vets abandon another.” Jim Cogdill,…

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AH1 Cobra Helicopter

Chapter 457 Restores Vietnam War Era Helicopter

January 24, 2017

Chapter 457 in San Angelo, TX has begun repairing a helicopter that was featured at San Angelo's Vietnam War Memorial. This veteran of the Vietnam War is a rattler helicopter that served American soldiers from…

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Thanksgiving meal

Chapter 1015 Celebrate Camaraderie During Holiday Dinner

January 19, 2017

The Cumberland Plateau Chapter 1015 recently indulged in merriment and fellowship over Christmas dinner in Crossville, TN . During the holidays, they took a moment to reconnect with veteran friends and spouses and reflect on…

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Angels of Mercy with Chapter 227 Leadership (L to R): Yolanda Peay, Miracle Hallman, Bruce Waxman, Chapter 227 President, and Len Ignatowski, Chapter 227 Vice President, N’Dorah Walker, Janell Scott, Kyneike King, Jemima Anglade.

Chapter 227 Salutes VA Medical Center Staff

January 17, 2017

The Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter 227 of Arlington, VA recently fulfilled the holiday need of 64 gift cards of $50 each for area VA Supportive Housing (VASH) veterans and families. Additionally, over 20 coupons…

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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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