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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 240 - Sumner County, Tennessee

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 240 - Sumner County, Tennessee
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Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

VVA’S Founding Principle

“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

Goals

VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.

Organization

Over 50,000 individual members

46 state councils

630 local chapters

Special Programs

Aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans

Seek full access to quality health care for veterans

Identify the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service

Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans health care

Create a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans

Seek the fullest possible accounting of America’s POW/MIAs

Support the next generation of America’s war veterans

Serve our communities

Funding

Vietnam Veterans of America relies totally on private contributions for its revenue. VVA does not receive any funding from federal, state, or local governments.