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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.
 President's Corner

“Welcome Home Brothers and Sisters”. I never get tired of hearing or saying those words of endearment. There are still veterans of the Vietnam Era that have not heard that greeting and many who are not playing it forward in keeping with our creed. I like to greet all our brothers and sisters with “Welcome Home”. By reaching out we have the opportunity to bring in new members to our great and unique organization. We can give them the benefits of being a VVA member and help them get the medical care and benefits they have earned, with the direct referral to our Veterans Service Officer Program. They will also be able to help us with our Community Outreach Programs. Most of our growth, this past year were not transplants but long time Floridians. We have over 500,000 qualified veterans for membership in Florida and we only have 3,750 members. I challenge every member to bring in a new member. I set a goal for myself of 10 new applications, and so far I have brought in 5 since the beginning of the year. What can you do?

CLICK HERE to read more.

Ben L. Humphries, President
Vietnam Veterans of America 
Florida State Council

“Together Then, Together Now”

August, 2014


Pow/Mia Recognition Day



The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. The Florida State Council of Vietnam strongly recommends that all veterans, member and chapters recognize this day. The image above can be copied and posters made to your size and specializations. Please, lets remember the POWs and MIAs of all conflicts on September 19th.  (Contact webmaster@vvafsc.org if you would like a .jpeg file of the poster)





EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
FROM AROUND THE STATE

 
Florida IS Hot!


At the June 2013 Florida State Council Meeting, there were 20 active Florida Chapters. By the November 2013 FSC Meeting, the number of Chapters had grown to 24. At the February, 2014 Florida State Council Meeting, we had 26 VVA Chapters in Florida. Two of those, 1088 in Nassau County and 1092 in Alachua County were recently chartered. At the June 2014 Meeting, two additional chapters were in attendance. Chapter 1096 (Brevard County) and 1097 (Highlands County). At the November 2014 meeting, at least one more Chapter will be added. Welcome to Chapter 1125 in Boca/Delray (South Palm Beach). That is a total of nine (9) new chapters in just thirteen (13) months.

Florida is indeed hot. VVA in Florida had the highest growth rate for Vietnam Veteran members in the past year throughout the United States both in new chapters as well as new members.
But we don't plan on resting on our laurels. In the next several weeks you will get the details on President Ben Humphries challenge to double our membership in the next year.
If every member made a commitment to bring in only one new member in the coming year, we could double our membership. But numbers are not what is important. What is important is to introduce Vietnam Veterans to the benefits of a VVA membership, and to increase the numbers of Vietnam Veterans that can help us in our community outreach programs. In fact, VVA's motto "Is in Service To America". The goal of each and every VVA member is to help ALL veterans and the communities we live in. If you are not a member, please consider joining us as a member or associate. You will find membership information by CLICKING HERE. 
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CLICK HERE for VA Crisis line website.

Donations 

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 page first).