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Special Notice: If you are a veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT NOW, call this toll-free number 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7, and tell them you are a veteran. All calls are confidential.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 1-877-4AID-VET or 1-800-424-3838

Vets donate settlement money to charities

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Military veterans who settled an identity-theft lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs said they will donate $13 million to veterans' charities.

John Rowan, 64, of New York, a Vietnam veteran and plaintiff in the class-action suit, and about 20 million other veterans settled with the VA for $20 million, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

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25TH PARADE LOGO
Commemorative Video & Books

Wall BookIf you were at the 25th Anniversary Parade of the “Wall” then chances are you are in this Video.

If you weren’t, then here is your chance to see History.

Yes, it’s been two years in the making, we have video from several video crews and many still photos, almost every group that marched, every band that participated and many of the people that made the 25th Anniversary parade possible are in this Video.

The Video is over 2 hours long, featuring the Pre-Parade Breakfast, the Parade Opening speeches and ceremonies, The Parade, The Concert, and the After Parade “Thank You for Serving” Dinner. Bonus section of 100’s of still photos is included.

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Before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs’ Committees And the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committees Regarding VVA’s Legislative Agenda and Policy Initiatives

Good morning Chairman Akaka, Senator Burr, Chairman Filner, Congressman Buyer and other eminent members of the Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs Committees. Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) appreciates this opportunity to present to you our top legislative priorities for the second session of the 111th Congress.   First, though, on behalf of the members and families of Vietnam Veterans of America, I want to thank you, individually and collectively, for the work you are doing, the work you have done, that have improved the lives of our nation’s veterans.

There are several issues, of course, that warrants your attention.  They include the ongoing plight of the tens of thousands of homeless veterans who wander the streets of our cities and our towns and our rural areas.  And the continuing hurt of far too many of our women veterans who have been victimized by military sexual trauma while serving in the military. And the delivery of quality health care to veterans living in rural and remote areas of our nation.

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The Pacific, a 10-part miniseries event, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the producers of Band of Brothers, tracks the intertwined journeys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge and John Basilone across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II.  The Pacific takes an unflinching “under the helmet” look at the experiences of these men and their brothers in arms.  Based on the true stories of World War II Marines, The Pacific starts March 14 at 9PM and airs the following Sundays at 9PM.  Only on HBO.

In support of the miniseries, HBO will be launching a national video tribute campaign to honor our veterans and active military.  Vietnam Veterans of America is proud to be working with HBO on The Pacific video tribute campaign and invites you to record a personal message of thanks by visiting the HBO Pacific Video website. Click here to share your story.

The Pacific, a 10-part miniseries event, starts March 14 at 9PM, following Sundays at 9PM, only on HBO.  

See Vietnam Veterans of America listed on the Tribute page.


Proceeds benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America


Our United States Veterans were there when we needed them the most. Now they need your support. Please donate your car to the Vietnam Veterans of America. You get a tax deduction and your car donation will be helping those who have given us so much, our veterans. Vietnam Veterans of America is chartered by Congress and has been supporting our dedicated Veterans and their families for over 30 years.

The donation process is simple, fast and secure, and your car donation will help us to provide critical support services for our defenders of freedom in their time of need. Call toll free today at 1-800-Help-Vets or use our easy online donation form to schedule your free towing and join the thousands of other satisfied car donors who have already helped our veterans.

"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."

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Click on the cover image to read the VVA Self-Help Guide to Service-Connected Disability Compensation for Exposure to Agent Orange


VVA Victim of Email Hoaxes

An email hoax, “States From One State,” has been circulating the Internet for more than a year. Unfortunately, someone has taken his/her personal initiative to attach the Vietnam Veterans of America logo to this flyer after it had been in circulation. The content of this email has nothing to do with Vietnam Veterans of America. We regret this egregious misuse of our logo and appreciate your efforts in setting the record straight.
 
For information on the LA Times response to this email hoax, please
see the linked article.

An email hoax concerning Target stores and VVA has been circulating for a number of years. Please click here for more information.

Thanks so much for your assistance in dispelling these email hoaxes.

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