Vietnam Veterans of America, Oakland County Chapter #133 



"Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future!"... J.F.K.

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About Chapter #133

Vietnam Veterans of America; Oakland County Chapter #133 received its’ charter and was incorporated in 1985.  In keeping with our basic principle that "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."we have offered space to "Desert Storm" Veterans.

FOR VETERANS

We:

Provide an advisor for Michigan's Veterans Trust Fund.

Provide weekly counseling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (for all veterans).

Provide Service Officers (Who assist members with information and access to V.A. programs and benefits).

Provide, at the families request, an "Honor Guard" for the funeral of any veteran in the area.

IN THE COMMUNITY

There are over 20,000 Vietnam era veterans in Oakland County. We strive to make the community we live in a better place. Among other things, we:

Distribute assistance to needy families through our "Operation Christmas" program.

Award scholarships to children of Chapter members to assist with the costs of college.

Provide a depository for worn American Flags to be stored until retirement each Flag Day.

Retire worn and tattered U.S. Flags each Flag Day.

Participate in: Annual parades and ceremonies throughout the county,   Memorial Day Ceremony in Pontiac, Independence Day Parade in Clarkston, Veterans Day Ceremony, Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony and Winter Festival Parade in Pontiac.

Distribute information about "Agent Orange", its’ active ingredient "Dioxin" and associated illnesses.

We have an open meeting the Third Sunday of each month at St. Trinity Lutheran Church (see our location) at 14:00 (2:00 PM). You are welcome to attend and get a feel for who we are and what we do.

There are numerous Committees on which your skills, talents and willingness to participate will be welcomed. For more information please come to a meeting, phone or send an e-mail.

Funding:
We are not a Government Agency and receive no funds from our Tax Dollars. We are self supporting. While some funds come from donations, and a very small amount from membership dues.


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