At-Large Director

Sandie Wilson

At-Large Director

For the past fifty years, I have had the pleasure of providing health care and advocacy for my brother and sister veterans and their families. In addition to my many years of caring for soldiers on active duty, I have actively participated as a veteran to make the lives of Vietnam veterans and their families better.

On the state level I held most of the leadership roles within the state council as well as representing VVA on government commissions and task forces. Within VVA on the national level, I have been a board member and participated in numerous committees. I know VVA very well.

Now that we have matured, we can reflect on our many accomplishments. We continue to grieve for those members who were an important part of the team but are no longer with us. At times we ask how long each of us has before we are forced to join that larger chapter. We also have to ask how long each of us will be physically able to continue our efforts.

I believe now is the time for the members to decide what is to become of VVA. Our members need to set priorities, taking into consideration our age. Is it time to change our priorities and set goals and financing for what is most important in our limited time? With the majority of us retired, we have the time to work on VVA priorities but it takes us twice as long to accomplish what we could in the past.

For the past fifty years, I have had the pleasure of providing health care and advocacy for my brother and sister veterans and their families. In addition to my many years of caring for soldiers on active duty, I have actively participated as a veteran to make the lives of Vietnam veterans and their families better.

On the state level I held most of the leadership roles within the state council as well as representing VVA on government commissions and task forces. Within VVA on the national level, I have been a board member and participated in numerous committees. I know VVA very well.

Now that we have matured, we can reflect on our many accomplishments. We continue to grieve for those members who were an important part of the team but are no longer with us. At times we ask how long each of us has before we are forced to join that larger chapter. We also have to ask how long each of us will be physically able to continue our efforts.

I believe now is the time for the members to decide what is to become of VVA. Our members need to set priorities, taking into consideration our age. Is it time to change our priorities and set goals and financing for what is most important in our limited time? With the majority of us retired, we have the time to work on VVA priorities but it takes us twice as long to accomplish what we could in the past.