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  • VVA Annual Report 2013/2014
    2 Vision We are leading the challenge to do what is right for America and its veterans Mission Using the shared vision of our membership we aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans provide programs and services that improve the

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  • VVA Annual Report 2013/2014
    with their wounds both physical and mental for the rest of their days it may be that Congress reflecting what may be the public s view may no longer be so generous Vietnam veterans know this only too well It has been 41 years since the last U S combat troops pulled out of South Vietnam ending what was then America s longest war For the 9 million of our fellow citizens who wore the uniform and for the 2 8 million of us who served in the Southeast Asian theater the war was over or so we thought We learned quickly that though the shooting had stopped the war had not ended for us As you will see in the pages that follow we remain at the front in the battle for justice ensuring that our nation keeps its promise to all who served no matter their war We will always live up to our founding principle Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another And we know we have much work yet to do to assist our younger brother and sister veterans who look to us for mentorship and leadership the list is long from toxic battlefield

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  • VVA Annual Report 2013/2014
    4 Vietnam Veterans of America remains at the front in the battle for justice ensuring that our nation keeps its promise to all who served no matter their war We will always live up to our founding principle Never again

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  • VVA Annual Report 2013/2014
    has grown from humble beginnings in 1978 into one of our nation s most respected and successful veterans service organizations on the national state and local levels The organization s many successes are a direct result of the hard work of thousands of dedicated men and women our members our national committee and task force chairs our national officers and the staff at our national headquarters in Silver Spring Maryland Our national membership continues to grow We now have over 72 thousand members with over 650 chapters in all 50 states Guam Puerto Rico the Philippines and the Virgin Islands Our 48 State Councils coordinate the activities of the local chapters VVA s national activities are closely coordinated with the work of the chapters and state councils victories gained at the national level are implemented locally Our affiliated supporting organization the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America has over 8 200 members with 12 state level organizations As you can see in the pages that follow the members of VVA a 501 19 tax exempt organization are hard at work in their communities Our chapters and state councils sponsored a wide variety of volunteer programs including support for homeless shelters

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Giving Peace a Chance
    Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Maya Lin Receives Gish Prize
    it is a memorial that will basically reinvent itself Lin told an interviewer in 2012 The website she said is a map of the world looked at from an ecological point of view but it is a map that allows us to see the past the present and plausible future scenarios what we call green print which is really rethinking what the planet could look like Lin s goal she said is to raise awareness about the present crisis surrounding biodiversity loss link it to habitat loss and not just be about raising awareness about what we are losing but maybe using it as a wake up call telling you what is being done right now by all the environmental groups all the experts but then let s dream up plausible ways by 2050 to re imagine what the world could look like Comments Off on Maya Lin Receives Gish Prize Posted on March 16th 2015 in Art Honors and Prizes Memorials Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Neil Leinwohl Exhibit Opening in NYC
    Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014

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  • Arts of War on the Web » ‘No Man Left Behind’ Statues Unveiled at Camps Lejeune and Pendleton
    the sculpture understand that the monument is honoring the sacrifice of all Marines especially the wounded The sculptures were presented to the Marine Corps from the organization Hope for the Warriors a nonprofit that works in various ways to help post September 11th service members and their families including those who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty I am honored to work with Hope For The Warriors in creating this monument Phelps said I express myself through my art and this monument is a labor of love for me Love for not just my son but for my growing Marine Corps family Sculptor John Phelps at left with the statue Standing next to Phelps is Chris Marquez the Marine on the left in the statue Lucian Read photo taken in Fallujah of USMC Lance Corporal Chris Marquez 1st Sgt Bradley Kasal and Lance Corporal Dane Shaffer Comments Off on No Man Left Behind Statues Unveiled at Camps Lejeune and Pendleton Posted on November 12th 2014 in Art Memorials Sculpture Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books

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