Articles Related to Vietnam Veterans of America

Chapter Activity on Hold to Stop Spread of COVID-19

March 31, 2020

With extremely limited exceptions, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) chapters have suspended all in-person activity to practice the social distancing that can limit the spread of COVID-19 or novel coronavirus. "VVA is urging all of…

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Have a Happy (Virtual) Vietnam Veterans Day

March 28, 2020

Sunday, March 29, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day! VVA wishes you a happy and safe holiday. Unfortunately, most Vietnam Veterans of America events have been canceled or postponed to slow the spread of COVID-19…

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Leadership Conference Wreath Laying

39th Anniversary of VVA

February 28, 2017

On March 1, 1978, the founding of the Council of Vietnam Veterans was established to make a priority of legislative issues affecting veterans of the Vietnam War. The veterans knew that they needed the support…

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Remembering the First Release of POWs

February 16, 2017

February 12th marked the 44th anniversary of the first release of American Prisoners of War, POWs, in Vietnam. Vietnam Veterans of America continues to be instrumental in recognizing the issues surrounding POW/MIAs and in identifying…

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July 7, 2016

“The Big 6” United Behind Veterans First Act

(Washington, D.C.)-- The Veterans Service Organizations who are most often called before Congress for testimony on the state of Veterans Affairs, known in D.C. as "The Big 6, " are joining together to call on…

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Women in Vietnam War

Women Veterans Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

During the Women Veterans Committee meeting, Dr. Kathryn Magruder presented results from the VA National Retrospective Health Study for Vietnam Women Veterans. More than five thousand women who served in Vietnam, other places in Southeast…

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Chapter 351 Holds Weekly Breakfasts to Foster Camaraderie

May 11, 2016

Chapter 351 in Appleton is once again holding Saturday morning breakfast gatherings for local veterans at Angel’s Restaurant. Since beginning the gatherings in 2013, the chapter has had veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam,…

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The presentations covered somber issues such as coping with death while alone, to less serious issues such as their sometimes-embarrassing nicknames. (L-r) Joe Peck, Fred Elliot, Ron Trovato and Kenny Allocco. Provided photo

Chapter 20 Vets Welcomed Home by High School Students

May 2, 2016

The veterans from Chapter 20 in Rochester, NY have been volunteering their stories with the juniors of Churchville-Chili High School for seven years. It is an on-going tradition that was begun upon the invitation of…

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Photo by Tammie Gercken

New Local Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America Receives Charter

April 25, 2016

Chapter 1116 of the Vietnam Veterans of America officially came into existence Monday evening. Serving Burke County and the surrounding area, the chapter held a special chartering ceremony at Timberwoods restaurant to commemorate the occasion,…

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President of the Martinsburg Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Mossie Wright, is pleased with the accomplishments of the local group in the four years since inception. Here, he displays a special medal used to honor veterans and others who’ve helped move the organization forward.

Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting Planned by Martinsburg Chapter

April 25, 2016

The Martinsburg Chapter 1074  of the Vietnam Veterans of America is four years old, and has accomplished a lot since its local inception - especially when it comes to helping veterans navigate the system in…

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