Welcome to the Home Page for the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Florida State Council. On this page you will find current information of wVVAhat 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.
But numbers are only statistics. What is really important is that each and every chapter is doing what we are about. And that is to serve veterans and our communities. I am very proud of all our Chapters as they live by a VVA motto of “In Service to America”. And we are not just about Vietnam Veterans. VVA’s principle motto is “Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another”.
As we go into the final two months of 2015, the pace increases. On Veterans Day, and the days before and after, our members will be giving their time in parades, talking to school children, visiting veterans in nursing homes and so much more. As the month goes by, many chapters will serve Thanksgiving Dinner to the needy. And in December, Chapters will be major supporters with funds and time for “Wreaths across America” as well as helping veterans in need in nursing homes and domiciles.
I am very proud of all VVA members. I ask you to join me in thanking them for their service to our country, our veterans and to our communities.
President, Florida State Council
“Together Then, Together Now”
FINALLY A VOICE
THE BIRTH OF VIETNAM VETERANS OF AmericaAt the VVA National Convention in Springfield, Il a film was debuted. The film, “Finally a Voice”, documents the founding of Vietnam Veterans of America and examines whether the organization has stayed true to its founding principle that “never again will one generation of veterans abandon another".
Florida State Council recommends that all chapters purchase a copy and show it at a Chapter meeting. This is truly a film to allow all members to better understand where VVA came from and what we stand for today.
The film can be ordered at: http://nvbdc.org/dvd.html. This link will also provide a short version of the film.
VVA Life Membership Special Limited Time Offer
Can’t find a P-38 at your local hardware store? Had enough of that “Bouncing Betty”? Looking for your buddies, but only know their nicknames? You Belong With Us. We wore dog tags when love beads were hip and sported combat boots in lieu of sandals. We are the Vietnam Era Generation who are proud we served our country. Now is the time for us to unite again and continue the battle to insure veterans and their families are taken care of. And uphold VVA’s motto “Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another” — we Honor You and Thank You For Your Service.
Click Here for more information and special limited time offer for Life Membership.
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
FROM AROUND THE STATE
VVA ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP ONCE IN A LIFETIME OFFER
VVA has announced a special offer that will start August 1, 2015 and go thru December 31, 2015. During that five (5) month period, new members and current one (1) and three (3) year members may get a VVA Life Membership for only $100.00, regardless of age.
To take advantage of this offer you can view and download the application form by CLICKING HERE.
It is recommended that you submit your application to your Chapter Secretary or Membership Chair to avoid any problems. This is especially important for any members currently on a three year membership or a Life Member payment plan.
If you have ever considered becoming a VVA Life Member, now is the time.
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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.)
VETERANS DAY 2015
Throughout Florida (And across the Nation), Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters are gearing up to participate in the many activities that occur around Veterans Day. There will be parades around the State that our chapter members will march in, sometimes with their Color Guard. But the days around Veterans Day will involve even more outreach. From meeting with school children to visiting veterans in nursing homes, VVA Veterans will be involved, just as they are year round.
The officers and members of all Florida VVA Chapters extend our thanks to all veteran, of all eras. This is your day, and we say not only "Thank You" but also "Welcome Home".