President's Message



John McGinty, USMC

President, VVAFSC

Hoping 2021 is a Better Year

By JOHN McGINTY, E-Recon Publisher and DAVID TREFFINGER, E-Recon Editor

As we close out this trying year of 2020, I hope everyone had a safe and healthy joyous Christmas and holiday season.

Let us hope and pray as we move forward that 2021 will be a better year. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our normal lives and caused significant adjustments from family gatherings, parties, meetings, and shopping, etc. Until the majority of the population of this great nation gets the COVID vaccine, accommodations will still need to be made. We will get through this just like we were required to do when we served in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, either in Vietnam, or on a ship, or at a base in a foreign country. We need to stay positive going forward.

The Vietnam Veterans of America on a national level, come August at the national convention in Greensboro, North Carolina, likely will consider an important plan to the direction the future of the national organization.

However, as long as we have the continued support of our membership, the Florida State Council and chapters will continue to work for the benefit of Veterans and their communities they serve. The membership needs to be thanked for their grateful support.

Our mission has not changed as we support all veterans, especially the Vietnam Veterans, and provide information for all Veterans, and to promote Veterans’ causes and for their families.

We just need to stay strong and safe and healthy going forward into 2021.