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Chapter 704 Raises Funds for Memorial

November 12, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 704 held a fundraising dinner to benefit the installation of a Vietnam War memorial in Cayuga County (New York) Oct. 12. The Thanksgiving-style menu included roast turkey, mashed potatoes with…

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Chapter 72 Joins Town Hall on VA Health Care

November 10, 2019

Danny Freidman, president of Vietnam Veterans of America Brooklyn Chapter 72, joined U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.); John Rowan, VVA national president; Lindsay Rodman, executive vice president, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; and Kristen Rouse, president and…

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Chapter 944 Honors Gold Star Mothers

October 20, 2019

The Vietnam Veterans of America Utica Chapter 944 hosted a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of National Gold Star Mothers’ Day on Sept. 29 at the Gold Star Mothers’ Monument in Utica, N.Y. The short ceremony featured the…

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Chapter 32’s Daughtry Recognized

October 13, 2019

Michael Daughtry of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 was recently honored by the Glendale (N.Y.) Kiwanis and Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) at an annual Veterans Breakfast in Ozone Park. Eight veterans from the legislative…

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Chapter 32 Joins 9/11 Vigil

October 11, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 participated in a candlelight vigil in Queens, N.Y.,  to remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The night featured readings of poems and remembrances, patriotic music and a reading of…

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The Wall That Heals Visits Nassau County

October 2, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 82 placed a wreath in front of The Wall That Heals during the opening ceremonies of its Nassau County (N.Y.) appearance on Aug. 29. The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary,…

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Chapter 32 Running Out of Room for Burial Flags

September 24, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 in Queens, N.Y., is seeking homes for dozens of burial flags. The chapter accepted the flags on behalf of the more than 125 indigent veterans it helped access proper military funerals,…

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Former Chapter 77 President Speaks Out About PTSD

August 22, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77's Patrick Welch recently spoke to Buffalo, N.Y.'s Spectrum News about mental health and PTSD. He is among the estimate 30 percent of Vietnam veterans to suffer from post-traumatic stress…

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Chapter 803 Seeks Wreaths Across America Donations

August 16, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 803 has joined five other organizations in seeking to decorate every veteran's grave Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y., with wreaths at Christmastime. Local Wreaths Across America organizers have fallen…

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Chapter 82 Member Johnson Honored

August 5, 2019

Carl Johnson, former president and member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 82, was honored with a Veterans Medal last month by West Hempstead (N.Y.) Town Supervisor Laura Gillen. Johnson has been active in veterans causes,…

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