Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA) is the only national Vietnam Veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA’s founding principle is, "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."
VVA Chapter 472 is the San Diego County chapter that serves this region's Vietnam-era Veterans for over thirty-two years.
VVA does not receive any funding from federal, state, or local governments-it relies solely on private contributions for its revenue.
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. We do this by:
Major Community Events
VVA472 has Commemorated and Memorialized the sacrifices and service of Vietnam War Veterans. The Chapter has installed and dedicated two Vietnam War Memorial Monuments at San Diego’s two national cemeteries: Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery and Miramar National Cemetery. The Chapter has dedicated a Vietnam Veterans of America plaque at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial to honor the service of Vietnam War veterans. The Chapter has dedicated several veteran monuments at the Military Museum in Balboa Park. The Chapter continues to maintain the Veterans Memorial in La Mesa next to the American Legion post.
VVA 472 is part of VVA as a whole. VVA is a national organization, over 85,000 members strong. There are 48 state councils, and 650 local chapters.
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