Vietnam Veterans of America
e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings and Location
Our local Chapter meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday evening of the month
at 6PM. A meal is served at 5:30 and the meeting will follow at 6 PM.
Meeting location is at the First United Methodist Church, 403 South
Cornell Avenue, Fritch, Texas.
If you would like more information about our meetings or about the V.V.A.
please call Myron Peterson at 806-857-3950.
Vietnam Veterans of
The purpose of Vietnam Veterans of America's national organization, the
state councils, and chapters is:
To help foster, encourage, and promote the improvement of the condition of
the Vietnam veteran.
To promote physical and cultural improvement, growth and development,
confidence, and use-fullness of Vietnam-era veterans and others.
To eliminate discrimination suffered by Vietnam veterans and to develop
channels of communications which will assist Vietnam veterans to maximize
self-realization and enrichment of their lives and enhance
To study, on a non-partisan basis, proposed legislation, rules, or
regulations introduced in any federal, state, or local legislative or
administrative body which may affect the social, economic, educational, or
physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or others; and to develop
public-policy proposals designed to improve the quality of life of the
Vietnam-era veteran and others especially in the areas of employment,
education, training, and health.
To conduct and publish research, on a non-partisan basis, pertaining to
the relationship between Vietnam-era veterans and the American society,
the Vietnam War experience, the role of the United States in securing
peaceful co-existence for the world community, and other matters which
affect the social, economic, educational, or physical welfare of the
Vietnam-era veteran or others.
To assist disabled and needy war veterans including, but not limited to
Vietnam veterans and their dependents, and the widows and orphans of
WHO ARE THE VIETNAM
VETERANS OF AMERICA?
Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is the only national
Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively
dedicated to Vietnam-era and their families. V.V.A. is organized as a
not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(19) of
the Internal Revenue Service Code.
"Never again shall one
generation of veterans abandon another."
V.V.A.'s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important
to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of
veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.
OUR FIRST PRINCIPLE
V.V.A. holds as its first principle that the organization is measured by
deeds and openness as evidence of the core values of justice, integrity,
and meaningful achievement.
Over 80,000 individual members.
43 state councils.
National board of directors.
Govermental Relatons Advocacy on the range of veterans issues.
National Task Force for Homeless Veterans.
Health care for veterans, including disabled veterans.
Issues pertaining to women and minority veterans.
National scholarship fund.