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Chapter 96 Aids Cross-Country Tractor Trip

November 11, 2019

A Florida man is driving a tractor cross-country to spread awareness of veteran's issue, and recently stopped in for a fundraiser at "The Hooch" in Tallahassee, the headquarters of Vietnam Veterans of America Big Bend…

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Chapter 1038 Hosts Purple Heart Day Event

August 28, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Vero Beach (Fla.) Chapter 1038 hosted its first Purple Heart Day event Aug. 7 in conjunction with the Vero Beach Veterans Association. The event attracted more than 30 veterans to to a special…

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Chapter 1048 Wins Membership Growth Award

August 23, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 in Yulee, Fla., received the Vietnam Veterans of America Membership Growth Award for the 51-100-member group during the association's 19th National Convention in Spokane, Wash., last month. Chapter 1088…

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Chapter 1059 President Wins E-News Award

August 21, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Col. William G. Byrns Chapter 1059 President David Treffinger accepted the association's State Council E-Newspaper of the Year Award last month at the VVA National Convention in Spokane, Wash. Treffinger edits the Florida…

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Agent Orange

Chapter 1046 Holds Agent Orange Town Hall

August 12, 2019

Anthony “Tony” G. D’Aleo, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) and president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1046, keynoted an Agent Orange Town Hall last week at the University of North Florida (UNF). The Community Hospice…

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Chapter 96 Plans POW Bracelet Memorial

July 29, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Big Bend Chapter 96 is planning to erect a 7-foot replica of the stainless steel POW  bracelet worn by more than 5 million people starting in the 1970s. Pending collection of an…

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Chapter 96 Holds Reading of Declaration of Independence

July 25, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Big Bend Chapter 96 hosted its fifth annual reading of the Declaration of Independence, featuring a Benjamin Franklin re-enactor in period costume. Dozens gathered for the July 4 celebration, held in front…

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Chapter 594 Joins Memorial Day Remembrance

June 18, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Firebase Chapter 594 joined the 38th annual Memorial Day Remembrance at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery in Cape Coral, Fla., May 27. Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello led the Pledge of…

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Chapter 1046 Participates in Beach Parade

May 15, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1046 participated in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.'s annual Beach Parade on April 28. Now in its 73rd year, the Beach Parade celebrates the opening of the area's beaches; hundreds of people lined…

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Chapter 96 Visits Local Veterans’ Graves

May 10, 2019

On April 14, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 96 in Tallahassee, Fla., visited the graves of four are soldiers who died in Vietnam: Willie Brown, Joseph Harris, Johnnie Stephens and Marvin Zion Brock in Bainbridge, Georgia. "The first one…

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