“Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another”
The Vietnam Veterans of America is a nonprofit corporation founded in the United States in 1978 to promote the interests of Vietnam Era veterans.
The organization is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is the only such organization chartered by the United States Congress to be exclusively dedicated to Vietnam Veterans and their families.
The organization holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the USC and is tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501 ( C ) 19.
The organization operates without any funding or contribution from any branch of our federal government.
Our Founding Principle
“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon each other”
Our Continuing Mission
- To generate government relations advocacy on the national, state and local levels
- To promote legislation and action for health care for Veterans and Disabled Veterans
- To continuously care for homeless veterans through our national and local task forces
- Assist veterans seeking services and benefits from our government and provide updates in application and processing of those services
- Assist in identifying the full range of disabling conditions, injuries and illness incurred during and after military service
- Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veteran’s health care
- Seek the fullest possible accounting of America’s POW/MIAs and support their spouses and families
- Establish National and local scholarship funds
- Continuously create a positive public perception of Vietnam Veterans through accurate information presented by educational disciplines, print, voice and digital media, and support of veterans and community needs and projects
- Support the veterans and military of our younger generations and leave a positive and worthy legacy model to all
- Continue to publish our national award winning bi-monthly magazine, ‘The Veteran’
- Continue to directly impact the community and veteran’s services.
National, State and Local Organization
More than 80,000 individual Members
More than 650 Chapters worldwide
48 State Councils
“WE WILL NEVER FORGET”