Minority Affairs

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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Jerry Yamamoto, Chair

Call For Nominations for Diversity Award

December 5, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee is requesting nominations from the Vietnam Veterans of America membership for the VVA National Minority Affairs Committee Diversity Award. VVA's Minority Affairs Committee Diversity Award recognizes outstanding achievements by an individual,…

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South Penn Street Bridge

Bridge Dedicated to Black Veterans in York

September 15, 2016

York, PA is dedicating the South Penn Street Bridge to it's county's black veterans. The bridge dedication resonates especially with Charles Moye Jr., a black Vietnam veteran. During the war, Moye struggled during his service,…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update July/August 2016

July 25, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee hopes you will attend the VVA Leadership & Education Conference in Tucson. There will be informative seminars and workshops. Our committee members will not host one, but we will be in…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee has established its goals for the new fiscal year. Despite our meager budget, we will try to extend our efforts across the country using the talents of our committee members in…

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Jerry Yamamoto, Chair

Minority Affairs Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee has twelve Convention Resolutions it actively supports. These resolutions recognize the contributions of Vietnam veterans who are ethnic minorities from all areas of the world. The committee appreciates their decision to participate in…

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The Partnership Between VVA and the Seminole Tribe of Florida

October 12, 2015

About three years ago, VVA’s Florida State Council undertook an effort to help the veterans of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and their families. These veterans have fought in every war in which Americans have…

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VVA Delegates from Chapter 23

VVA Passes AIVMI Resolution

October 9, 2015

In July, 756 VVA Chapter delegates representing 75, 363 members passed a resolution supporting the American Indian Veterans Memorial, Inc. (AIVMI) in their efforts to raise money for the new ‘Education Center at the Wall’…

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Remembering Pat Toro

April 21, 2015

The Minority Affairs Committee wishes to express our sincere condolences to the family of our dear friend and fellow committee member, Pat Toro. We are devastated and shocked by the sudden death of Pat, a…

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VVA National Board of Directors Passes Motion In Support of Statehood for Puerto Rico

April 21, 2015

VVA Puerto Rico State Council President Jorge Pedroza (left), with Dr. Ricardo Rossello and VVA National President John Rowan (right) The citizens of Puerto Rico have voted for statehood in the plebiscite mandated by Congress.…

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