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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 veterans (All persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States 1961 - 1975) and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

VVA'S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE

"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."

GOALS

VVA'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

VVA 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.

ORGANIZATION

    Over 65,000 individual members.

    46 state councils.

    617 local chapters.

    National Board of Directors

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  • Government Relations 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.

    Program providing assistance to veterans seeking benefits/services from the government.

FUNDING

Vietnam Veterans of America relies totally on private contributions for its revenue. VVA does not receive any funding from federal, state, or local governments.


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