Programs

Chapter 1071 Honors Ashes of Abandoned Veterans

Chapter 1071 Honors Ashes of Abandoned Veterans

March 28, 2017

Since October 2015, Chapter 1071 of Lakewood, CO has been in the process of analyzing, identifying and honoring the cremated remains of over 100 veterans from World War II, the Korea War, and the Vietnam War,…

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Veteran Service Dogs

Chapter 850 Makes Donation to Train Service Dogs

March 22, 2017

Chapter 850 of Kent County, DE recently donated $10,000 to Rebuilding Warriors to continue training service dogs for veterans. Rebuilding Warriors provides trained and socialized service/companion dogs to disabled veterans and veterans battling PTSD/TBI. Training…

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PTSD

PTSD & Compassion Fatigue

March 21, 2017

“Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.’” — L.R. Knost Small encounters can lead to momentous changes. In Vietnam Marine Cpl. Charles Figley began visiting children in his off hours…

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Agent Orange barrels

Chapter 955 to Protest for Agent Orange Care

March 17, 2017

Chapter 955 of Wildwood, NJ will join other veterans groups to protest and advocate for better health care for Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange. The event is being organized by the local American Legion…

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Edmund Pettus Bridge

Chapter 607 to Erect Memorial at Edmund Pettus Bridge

March 17, 2017

Chapter 607 is sponsoring their 5th Vietnam Memorial, this time at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL. The memorial will remember the veterans who fought in Vietnam and against segregation in…

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Soup

Chapter 949 Serves Homeless Veterans

March 16, 2017

Tri-State Chapter 949 recently served lunch at the VA's Homeless Veterans Resource Center in Huntington, WV for National Salute to Veterans Week. The veterans were joined by the local AVVA chapter to provide soup, sandwiches,…

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Chapter 757 Prevents Homelessness for Vietnam Veteran

Chapter 757 Prevents Homelessness for Vietnam Veteran

March 8, 2017

Chapter 757 of Brookings, OR stepped up to prevent a Vietnam veteran and his cat from going homeless after his home caught fire. Air Force veteran Bob Prindle lost everything in a fire and was…

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On March the 9th, VVA National President will testify before 115th Congress

March 7, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America  March 7, 2017   On Thursday, March 9, 2017, VVA National President John Rowan will testify before a joint session of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees, regarding our Legislative…

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Counseling Session

Chapter 1116 Works on Suicide Prevention

February 22, 2017

Chapter 1116 is working with the Disabled American Veterans in Morganton, NC to offer a suicide prevention workshop. The two groups will be using the training from the QPR Institute, which stands for “Question, Persuade,…

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Remembering the First Release of POWs

February 16, 2017

February 12th marked the 44th anniversary of the first release of American Prisoners of War, POWs, in Vietnam. Vietnam Veterans of America continues to be instrumental in recognizing the issues surrounding POW/MIAs and in identifying…

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