Inside VVA Chapters

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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Food Donation

Chapter 566 Joins Louisiana Flood Relief Effort

November 1, 2016

Chapter 566 in Port St. Lucie, FL teamed up with AMVETS Riders and the St. Lucie County Veterans Council to donate supplies to support victims of the flood in Louisiana. "The Louisiana Project" saw the…

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Water Faucet

Chapters 154 and 175 Collaborate to Deliver Water in Flint

November 1, 2016

Mt. Clemens Chapter 154 donated $1000 to Chapter 175 of Genesee County, MI to purchase bottled water for the Flint residents still affected by the water crisis. Over a dozen veterans from Chapter 175 used…

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LZ Maryland

Chapter 451 Assists Maryland Public Television Honor Veterans

October 31, 2016

Chapter 451 in Baltimore, MD played a pivotal role in the success of Maryland Public Television’s most expensive event ever—LZ Maryland—a celebration of Maryland’s Vietnam War veterans. Chapter member John Bartkowiak worked on the event…

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Chapter 955 and Scouts Memorialize Fallen Veterans

October 28, 2016

The Michael Callahan Memorial Chapter 955 in Wildwood, NJ , helped dedicate a monument to veterans who died after the Vietnam War due to injuries and illnesses caused by their military service. The monument sits…

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TX Rep ORourke

VVA and Chapter 574 Honors Rep. O’Rourke

October 25, 2016

John Rowan traveled to El Paso, TX , to present a VVA Achievement Medal to Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.). The congressman also received the Legislator of the Year from the Texas State Council. Humberto Nevarez,…

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Coloring Book

Chapter 89 Helps Color In Veterans Day for Students

October 20, 2016

Fourth grade students in Allen County, OH and Auglaize County, OH will receive coloring books from Chapter 89 in time for Veterans Day. The chapter will distribute over 2, 100 coloring books with pictures and…

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