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Chapter 77’s KIA Roadmarch Carried a Twist for Participants

August 22, 2016

More than 400 runners hit the pavement Saturday for the Fourth Annual K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch in Orchard Park, NY . Runners and walkers remembered military members from New York State killed in action since September…

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Forget-Me-Not Flowers

Chapter 978 Receives Support from Local Businesses

August 18, 2016

Homeless veterans in the Lander, PA area recently received support from the David L. Woodburn Chapter 978 by way of a flower sale. The chapter sold forget-me-not flowers to raise money to aid a homeless…

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James Dean, left, assisted Ricky Brown in etching his uncle’s name from the Tennessee Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall displayed in Cleveland, TN. PHOTO BY Joyanna Love, The Cleveland Daily Banner

Traveling Memorial Inspires Mix of Emotions in Tennessee

August 16, 2016

Flags lined either side of the memorial. Names of the fallen were etched on a black background. At the base of the wall, memorabilia from the Vietnam War and medals of soldiers were displayed. Styled…

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Veteran Reunion

Reunion by Chapter 331 to Recollect Calmer Times

August 15, 2016

The St. Croix Valley Chapter 331 in River Falls, WI will sponsor their annual veterans’ reunion. The name of the event, the China Beach Veterans Reunion, is taken from a beach in Vietnam where soldiers…

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Vietnam veterans honored at Jackson County Fair during morning event. Courtesy of Samantha Madar, MLive/Jackson Citizen Patriot

Chapter 109 Honored at Jackson County Fair

August 12, 2016

Instead of being honored for their service, people welcomed Vietnam War veterans home after the war by spitting at them and calling them "baby killers, " said Bob Wilkinson, president of Jackson (MI) 's Vietnam…

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Agent Orange barrels

Town Hall Introduces Audience to the Effects of Agent Orange

August 11, 2016

Before a Chapter 351 town hall meeting in Appleton, WI , some audience members had never heard of the complications from Agent Orange. The illnesses caused by Agent Orange exposure can impact the children and…

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The Louisiana National Guard 3rd Battalion of the 156th infantry (Source: KPLC)

A ‘watermelon welcome’ for our armed forces

August 4, 2016

Source: KPLC Men and women from the Louisiana National Guard got a special surprise today when returning from training at Camp Beauregard, an army installation north of Pineville. The Louisiana National Guard 3rd Battalion of…

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Welcome Home Parade

Veterans Welcome Home Parade in Iowa

August 2, 2016

Scott County, Iowa, Gateway Chapter 776 members Edwin Hildebrand and Arthur Heydeman were the prime organizers of the May 21 Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade that started in downtown Rock Island, Illinois, crossed the Centennial…

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Detroit officer NPO C. Burks-Weathers from the 2nd Precinct takes her lunch during the Detroit Police luncheon on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Vietnam Veterans of America Post in Detroit. (Photo: Tim Galloway, Special to the Free Press)

Chapter 9 Shows Respect to Local Police

July 28, 2016

Local veterans served up ribs and fried chicken to Detroit, MI  police officers Friday as a way  to show their appreciation at a time when protests are being held in cities across the country over…

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U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall

Rep. Woodall Visits Chapter 1030

July 27, 2016

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall was the special guest at the May monthly meeting of Cumming, Georgia, Chapter 1030 . In addition to doing a presentation about VA hospital programs and services, Rep. Woodall presented each…

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