Welcome Home Brothers and Sisters!
We’re excited about our Florida State Council Leadership and Education Conference coming up on October 31st – November 1st, and meeting all of our Florida VVA Chapter members that will be attending! We have a great cross section of our membership from longer established chapters and many from our newly established units. We are growing and ramping up our support for a great 2015!
The FSC has been active this year and fortunate in seeking out Vietnam Veterans, members of VVA like you, and has obtained the services and talents of some very dedicated and talented key people as Committee Chairs. I feel that we now have one of the best “FSC Service & Support Teams” available with ‘hands on’ services and contact available. The ‘Team’ has pooled their talents, dedication, experience, and resources to ‘reach out’ to every chapter’s needs, whether newly established or existing, and do ‘whatever it takes’ to assist your individual needs for ‘as long as it takes’!
CLICK HERE to read more.Ben L. Humphries, President
Vietnam Veterans of America
Florida State Council
“Together Then, Together Now”
Veterans Day 2014
Veterans Day 2014, will soon be here. November becomes a busy time for all of our VVA Chapters many participating in parades and ceremonies. In the next few days, I will be setting up a Veterans Day page on this website to honor and remember Veterans of all Wars and Conflicts. In the meantime, the Department of Veterans Affairs has issued the Veterans Day 2014 poster that you will see below. If you would like a jpeg. copy of that poster to print for your chapter or organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the Veterans Day page, CLICK HERE.
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
FROM AROUND THE STATE
Women Veterans: Our Legacy of Unsung Heroines
In the annals of our country’s great military history there are very few examples, let alone articles, books, studies in our primary and secondary educational institutions regarding our women veterans who hear the call, stepped up and served right next to our “G.I’s of every war and conflict. These ladies, young and older, wives, mothers, sisters, career or volunteer, made decisions, served with gallantry and honor, changing the course of history that we know today. What is truly unconscionable is that only a few of the many volumes that should and could have been written about their service, decorations, caring, healing, gallantry, dedication, suffering, sacrifice, shoulder to shoulder, feet slogging in the same mud and blood as our male ranks, witnessed the same horrors of war and even the giving of their lives……has not been accurately documented, recorded, published or presented to justify their high water mark in our history books and the freedoms we all enjoy today. CLICK HERE to read more.
“This is our responsibility and the right thing to do for veterans,” said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. “This new guidance reflects our commitment to those who served our country during times of war many decades ago.”
This could mean that many Vietnam Veterans that were discharged with Other Than Honorable discharges could have their cases reviewed if there was the possibility that PTSD was involved in their discharge.
CLICK HERE for entire announcement as reported by "Military Times".
CLICK HERE to read VVA's Press Release regarding this announcement.
CLICK HERE for VA Crisis line website.
We’re helping the veterans who are coming home wounded or disabled get the medical care they need. We’re also assisting Gulf War, Afghan War, and Iraq War veterans with benefits counseling and other essential services to help them rebuild their lives after wartime service.
And we’re making sure that VA healthcare and other benefits aren’t the victims of short-sighted budget cuts that forget the service of our new veterans, and neglect the sacrifices they continue to make even after they come home.
We hope you will continue to support all veterans by sending a gift to VVA FSC today. Many thanks for all you do. For More information on how you can help, CLICK HERE
We Were Soldiers Once, And Young.
(This slideshow is a history in itself. It is a remembrance of the men and women that served during the Vietnam War. We would like to invite ALL Vietnam Veterans to send us their photo so it can be included in the slideshow.) CLICK HERE for instructions on submitting photos.)
GOOD MORNING VIETNAM
A Tribute and Thanks to Robin Williams
CLICK HERE for a YouTube Video on "Good Morning Vietnam" best scenes. (Turn off music at top of this page first).
Welcome to the Home Page for the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Florida State Council. On this page you will find current information of what is happening with the Florida State Council
of the Vietnam Veterans of America and our Florida VVA Chapters. You will find information on this website about who we are and what we have dedicated ourselves to. Our goal is to serve our country, ALL veterans and the communities we live in.