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  • 01/29/15 Raising Funds for Vietnam Memorial Wall in Dinuba
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 643 have joined forces with their local American Legion group in an effort to raise funds for a Vietnam Memorial Wall, which will be placed on the grounds of the Dinuba Veterans Memorial Building.
  • 01/27/15 VVA's Director of Veterans Benefit Program Submits Testimony
    Jim Vale, director of the Vietnam Veterans of America veterans benefit program, spoke out about the VA's disability appeals process. Vale, along with veterans groups and advocates lined up to blast the VA appeals system at Thursdays hearing in front of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs subcommittee on disability assistance and memorial affairs.
  • 01/26/15 VVA Chapter 1074 Held Agent Orange Meeting
    On Saturday, January 24, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1074 held an Agent Orange meeting in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
  • 01/26/15 Veterans Remembrance Ceremony in Owego
    The Vietnam Veterans of America New York State Council held a veterans remembrance service on Saturday, January 24.
  • 01/20/15 Valentine's Gifts for the Troops
    VVA Chapter 223 in Santa Rosa, California donated $2,000 to help cover the cost of shipping care packages to a 4th Infantry Division base in Afghanistan.
  • 01/15/15 Supporting Veterans in Connecticut
    Students at Irving School in Milford, Connecticut organized a book drive in an effort to support VVA Chapter 251. Students set up a collection box at school and contacted local businesses asking if they could place collection boxes in their stores as well.
  • 01/06/15 New VVA Chapter in Delaware
    A new Vietnam Veterans of American chapter has been chartered to serve Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans in southern Delaware.
  • 01/05/15 VVA Chapter 1044 Collecting Socks for Veterans
    Sanford Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044 started the "Warm Feet Campaign" in an effort to collect socks for homeless veterans this winter.
  • 01/05/15 Veterans Make Holidays Brighter for a Family in Need
    VVA Chapter 1009 in Corsicana teamed up with Muddy Motives in order to make Christmas brighter for one local veteran.
  • 12/22/14 VVA Chapter 37 Making Vets More Comfortable
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 37 of Charleston, West Virginia renovated the Military Center in order to create a space for veterans to relax at the Yeager Airport. Funding for the renovation was provided by AT&T and the Kanawha County Commission.
  • 12/16/14 Care Packages for Soldiers
    VVA Chapter 918 in Nevada is working with Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church of Bolivar to send care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan.
  • 12/15/14 Honoring Fallen Soldiers
    AVVA Chapter 704 planned a ceremony with students from Dana L. West Junior-Senior High School. The ceremony honored soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and service dogs and their handlers to honor paying the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.
  • 12/11/14 Veterans to Deliver Food Boxes
    VVA Chapter 777 in Indiana plans to deliver food boxes to veteran families in need. Last year the chapter worked with local social service agencies and delivered food boxes to 58 area families in Wayne and Preble counties. This year the chapter needs help in order to fulfill their mission.
  • 12/10/14 Annual Wreath Ceremony Made Possible Through Donations
    Chapter 49's Annual Wreath Ceremony was made possible this year thanks to donations. The Westchester chapter has hosted the "Wreaths Across America" for the past several years, but this year they were running short on wreaths. "I'd like to thank The Journal News and especially all of the people who made donations. This ceremony is a Christmas tribute to those who never made it home, and now we have all the wreaths we need and then some. I'd like to encourage the public to come out for this  it would mean a lot to the veterans."
  • 12/08/14 Veteran Honored in Texas
    Alan (Doc) Hill of VVA Chapter 862 in Kerrville, Texas was recently honored for his service to veterans:
  • 12/03/14 President of Chapter 196 Awarded
    David Stokes is the president of Chapter 196 in Lynchburg, Virginia and he was recently recognized for his dedication to supporting veterans.
  • 12/02/14 Woman in Dover Keeping Veterans Warm This Winter
    Associate member of Kent County Chapter 850 Wanda Seeney is making sleeping mats for homeless veterans this winter.
  • 12/01/14 VVA Chapter 850 Donates to Local Organization
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 850 of Kent County, Delaware recently donated $300 to Code Purple sanctuaries, which opens their doors to people in need of shelter when the temperature drops to 32 degrees or below.
  • 12/01/14 VVA Chapter 49 Seeking Donations for Wreath Ceremony
    The Westchester County chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has sponsored a "Wreaths Across America" ceremony for the last several years and for the first time the chapter doesn't have enough wreaths.
  • 11/24/14 Agent Orange Meeting at VA Hospital in Portland, Oregon
    For the first time, Vietnam Veterans of America was allowed to hold an Agent Orange meeting at a VA hospital. On Saturday, November 22, approximately 130 Vietnam veterans attended the meeting at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
  • 11/20/14 Operation Holidays Still Going Strong
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 583 of Alpena, Michigan started Operation Holidays in 1991 as a way to give back to their community. On November 22 the chapter will begin delivering Thanksgiving meals to families in need and the next phase of the program is Operation Toys for Kids.
  • 11/20/14 VVA Presiden John Rowan Speaks Out About Agent Orange
    On November 19, at 2:00 p.m., in testimony before the Subcommittee on Health of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, VVA National President John Rowan expressed VVA's strong support for H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research Act.
  • 11/19/14 Scholarships for Seniors
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 303 in Columbia, South Carolina is offering a $500 scholarship to seniors.
  • 11/17/14 VVA President Honored
    Queens Borough President Melinda Katz recently honored three borough veterans for their continued advocacy on behalf of the nations military service members. President of Vietnam Veterans of America John Rowan was one of the recipients of a citation of honor.

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