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Government Affairs Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY PETE PETERSON, CHAIR Before you can fix the problem, you must first find out what caused the problem. Race problems have existed since biblical times, yet we in America think that we can solve…

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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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March 29, 2017

It’s Official: March 29 Is National Vietnam War Veterans Day

(Washington, DC) – “Forty-two years ago today, the last American combat troops left the former South Vietnam, marking the end of what was then our nation’s longest war,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam…

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The Louisiana National Guard 3rd Battalion of the 156th infantry (Source: KPLC)

A ‘watermelon welcome’ for our armed forces

August 4, 2016

Source: KPLC Men and women from the Louisiana National Guard got a special surprise today when returning from training at Camp Beauregard, an army installation north of Pineville. The Louisiana National Guard 3rd Battalion of…

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Chapter 938 Joins Local Partners

July 18, 2016

Bitterroot Valley Chapter 938 in Hamilton, Montana , recently became an official member of the local group Commemorative Partners, which honors Vietnam veterans. On May 4, chapter member Jim Hamilton presented the group with a…

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Veterans of Chapter 227 Receive Challenge Coins and Lapel Pins

July 15, 2016

On March 29 Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter 227 in Northern Virginia members Bill Shugarts (a volunteer guide at The Wall), Bob Clark, Don Northcutt, and John Burch represented the chapter at the Department of…

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Military Golf

Chapter 196 Helps Disabled Vets with Their Golf Swing

June 13, 2016

Chapter 196 in Lynchburg, VA has teamed up with Hill City’s American Legion and the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart to hold golf clinics for disabled veterans in central Virginia.…

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Veteran Charles Russell receives flags, pole as birthday present

Chapter 1052 Donates Birthday Gift of Flag and Flag Pole

June 2, 2016

Vietnam veteran Charles Russell of Amite will celebrate his 79th birthday Saturday on his back porch watching the American flag wave in the wind. Russell served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years during…

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American Flag

Economic Opportunities Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

As a member of a national organization such as VVA, opportunities present themselves that normally would not be available. Two recent veterans events demonstrate how important it is to be involved in your local community.…

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Public Affairs Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

Last issue, we reported that the committee had presented a motion, passed by the BOD, to remove the term “Vietnam-era veteran” from all VVA documents and publications. It has become apparent, though, that the task…

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