As we progress through this year our Chapter will sponsor and be a major contributor to a number of meaningful and exciting veteran activities. We encourage you to visit this website page as often as you can to see new events added to our calendar. Sign up below to be added to our email list
August 8th thru August 12th. This convention will be extremely important and surely exciting. At this convention, we will elect new national officers and directors. Our chapter president Fred Gasior will be running for VVA National Director at Large. Many business resolutions will be voted on. But the most serious resolutions we must vote on is whether we should dissolve the organization in a few short years. As a chapter, we will vote against any resolution that will bring an end to VVA. We will keep you posted.
Agent Orange Day
August 19th, 6 pm to 8 pm This year will our chapter's 3rd Agent Orange Day event. We will honor our veterans who are suffering or have passed from Agent Orange illnesses by reciting their names and lighting an orange candle and place in on the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Please plan on attending to honor our veterans
September 23rd Last year's picnic was so much fun we are doing another one. Some come and join the fun, games, food, and friendship. VVA126 VP Mike will DJ all your favorate tunes. Queensbridge Park in Long Island City, Queens. 11 am to 4 pm
Wall That Heals
The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., will be in New York City this fall.
Bringing The Wall home to communities throughout the country allows the souls enshrined on the memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings.
The Wall That Heals is an opportunity for us to help our city remember and honor those 200,000 New Yorkers who fought in the Vietnam War, and the over 1,700 who made the ultimate sacrifice -- including the 40 MIA/POWs who remain unaccounted for.
Help us spread the word about The Wall to local Veterans, Veteran Service Organizations, and our fellow neighbors.
October 8th at Saint Mark's Church Our chapter is in the process of producing a Veterans Concert. Popular songs from the '60s thru the current hits will be performed by very talented artists. Our Michelle DellaFave will be performing. A major portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the chapter. The concert is planned for a Sunday afternoon, so we will have the rest of the day free. We need you all to plan to attend. We need to sell tickets and acquire sponsors.
Details will be forthcoming.
Veterans Day Parade
November 11th This year's parade will be on a Saturday and an early start 10am. So get up a little earlier, dress up with your favorate veterans outfit and come march with us. The tme and meeting place will be announced as soon as we are notified by UWVC.