Articles Related to Memorial

Chapter 704 Raises Funds for Memorial

May 22, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 704 is raising funds to build a memorial to Cayuga County (N.Y.) residents who served in Southeast Asia, Memorial Committee President Nick Valenti recently told the Finger Lakes Daily News. Honoring…

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Chapter 805 Supports Funeral Ceremonies

May 17, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 805 supported ceremonies transferring the cremains of 28 unclaimed and forgotten veterans to proper burial facilities this week. The transfers were the result of a two-year search by Carol Hunt,…

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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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Chapter 865 Participates in Highway Dedication

March 27, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 865 presented the colors, played taps and fired a 21-gun salute at a recent ceremony dedicating the Sgt. James “J.C.” Matteson Memorial Highway on Route 394 in New York. Led…

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Chapter 1 Seeks New Home for Sculpture

January 24, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1 in Rutland, Vt., is seeking a new home for a marble bust of a soldier. The bust is a piece of a sculpture started in the 1980s by Vietnam…

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Delaware Chapters Dedicate Pearl Harbor Memorial

December 11, 2018

The Vietnam Veterans of America's Delaware State Council, Chapter 83 and Chapter 850 joined in dedicating a new Pearl Harbor Memorial in Smyrna on Dec. 7. The project was spearheaded by the Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club, the town…

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Chapter 32 Breaks Ground on New Monument

December 4, 2018

Thanks to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 in Queens, N.Y., a $2.8 million memorial is being built in Elmhurst Park to honor 371 local service men and women who died as a result of…

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Chapter 885 Honors N.C. Veterans

October 23, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 885 held an event Oct. 4 in downtown Wilmington, N.C., to honor the area's Vietnam veterans, including the service members who did not make it home from the war. The event featured…

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Chapter 279 Dedicates Monument to Vietnam Vets

October 5, 2018

After two years of fundraising, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 279 dedicated a monument to Vietnam veterans — the first of its kind at the Omaha (Neb.) National Cemetery — in September. The monument reads, “In…

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Chapter 142 Thanks Local Boy for Volunteer Service

September 28, 2018

VVA Chapter 142 in Monroe recently presented seven-year-old Randy Long Jr. with a plaque and an American flag to show appreciation for his volunteer service. The boy has washed and polished the memorial stones of…

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