Tri-Care Elections until Dec 10

I have heard that some veterans using tri-care did not get renewal notices in the mail. If you are using tri-care for dental or vision be aware that you have until Dec 10 to complete your elections. Dental choices have changed. Read carefully.

Canes for Vets

Members of the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association get together every Tuesday and make these beautiful canes for vets who need a cane. To date, they have made over 360 of these canes and put them in the hands of our veterans. They have started a gofundme campaign to raise funds to keep this going. If you have a few dollars to spare they would greatly appreciate the help. https://www.gofundme.com/canes-for-heros-fund…

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall (the same one that visited Conover) has two remaining North Carolina visits this year: More information can be found at http://www.travelingwall.us/ These dates are also shown on our calendar http://vva-1136.com/calendar/

Vietnam Wall Facts

Very interesting Vietnam Wall facts.    A little history most people will never know.  Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall. There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010. The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized.  It is hard to believe it is 61 years since the first casualty. The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth , Mass. Read More +

Vietnam Veteran Pinning Ceremony

Vietnam War Commemoration In Accordance With Public Law 110-181 SEC.598; the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and “in conducting the commemorative program, the Secretary shall coordinate, support, and facilitate other programs and activities of the Federal Government, State and local governments, and other persons and organizations in commemoration of the Vietnam War.”     VIETNAM VETERAN LAPEL PIN “A Lasting Memento of the Nation’s Thanks!” The Commemoration Read More +