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Chapter 131 Holds Two Vietnam Veterans Day Events

April 16, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Berks County Chapter 131 honored those who served with National Vietnam Veterans Day ceremonies in Reading and Topton, Pa. "For the veterans, it will be a time of fellowship and camaraderie as they…

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Chapter 720 Stages ‘Welcome Home’ Day

April 10, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 720 in Bucktail, Pa., staged a “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” on March 30, its eighth to invite veterans and their families to enjoy a buffet meal, music and fellowship. Close to 100 veterans…

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Chapter 678 Helps Stage Vietnam Veterans Day Reading

March 9, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 678 will participate in a reading celebrating National Vietnam Veterans Day. Featuring the writings of three member veterans — Tom Doyle, Glen Lippincott, and Jim Sargent — will be read…

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Chapter 862 Holds Christmas Vigil

December 31, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862 conducted a 24-hour vigil honoring veterans killed in the Vietnam War starting at 1 p.m. Christmas Eve at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Beaver, Pa. Aluminum mementos commissioned from the Wendell…

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Chapter 623 Participates in Wreaths Across America

December 21, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Tri-State Chapter 623 helped place wreaths at Veterans Park in Matamoras, Pa., on Dec. 15 — one of more than 1,100 Wreaths Across America observances held nationwide to honor those who have served. Wreaths…

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Chapter 67 Participates in Veterans Day Parade

November 21, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 67 provided an honor guard and played Taps to conclude the Delaware County, Pa., Veterans Day parade on Nov. 12. Hundreds attended the hour-long parade — the county's 95th —…

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Chapter 542 Hosts Documentary Showing

November 9, 2018

[caption id="attachment_15872" align="alignright" width="300"] John Travers, upper right, was an all-state basketball player before he was a war hero.[/caption] Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 542 and the Central Pennsylvania Roundtable recently hosted a viewing of the Vietnam…

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Chapter 623

Chapter 623 Presented 5th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

January 11, 2018

VVA Tri-State Chapter 623 led their fifth annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park at Airport Park in Matamoras, Pennsylvania in December.  (more…)

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Chapter 67

Chapter 67 Has Spoken with Students for 35 Years

November 1, 2017

Several members of Chapter 67 in Delaware County, PA have an ongoing relationship with local high schools and colleges to share their experiences with the Vietnam War.  (more…)

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Grace Moore. Photo courtesy, Kimberly Paynter, WHYY

Combat Nurses In Pennsylvania Recount Vietnam Experiences

September 15, 2017

It’s been more than 40 years since the Vietnam War ended. But for the combat nurses who served there, the details remain as sharp in their minds as the needles they used to help patients…

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