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|We are a group of Vietnam veterans who live in
(and around) Douglas County Georgia.
welcome all Vietnam veterans and Vietnam era veterans in (or near)
Douglas County, Georgia, to join us. Non veterans are welcome to join
as an affiliate member.
Time once again for our monthly meeting.
Monday March 14th, at
Longhorns Steakhouse. Dinner at 6pm meeting to follow. Hope to see you
|We are striving to make our chapter a
place where other Vietnam veterans, and their families, can find help
and information to make their lives easier in these troubled times.
We also welcome other interested citizens who might
want to join as an affiliate member. Folks who were not in Vietnam,
or in service during the Vietnam war, but who are interested in the
plight of many of our veterans, are more than welcome to join with us
in helping to provide information and assistance for all veterans and
|We are a community minded group of Vietnam vets that are
interested in working for the betterment of our community and desire to be
a help to all veterans, especially Vietnam veterans.
3971 Nations Dr
Douglasville, GA 30135
3826 Mark Lane
Douglasville, GA 30135
P.O. Box 1011
Douglasville, GA 30133
201 Brookshire Dr. Temple, GA
How To Join With Us:
1. Come to our monthly meeting the 2nd Monday of the month (except July
when there is no regular meeting) at 7:00 pm at
the Woodie Fite Senior Center that is located at 8750 Dorris Road in
Douglasville. You do not have to be
a Vietnam or Vietnam era veterans to join. Everyone is welcome. Non
veterans can become an affiliate member. OR:
2. Request the VVA National office to send you an
application form by snail mail:
http://www.vva.org/Membership/Brochure/membform.htm., fill it out and
send it to us. OR:
3. Get our application form
online, fill it out then PRINT it out. Then either mail it our local chapter, or bring it to a meeting. OR:
4. Call VVA's toll free number at: 1-800-VVA-1316.
Regular members (not associates) will need to include a copy of their
DD-214 with their application.
Remember - be sure to send your completed form and a
copy of your DD-214 to us and we will take care of everything for you and,
see you at our next meeting. Have DD214
sent to Presidents address as above.
Throughout the year we are involved with many community projects, as well
as projects world-wide for our servicemen and women. Click on the links
below to see how you can help.
We have several events throughout the year. However, as
the dates may sometimes change, it is suggested you contact the chapter (mailto:email@example.com)
for specific dates and times.
Change meeting location to
Woodie Fite Senior Center
located at 8750 Dorris Road
Douglasville, GA 30135 phone
678-626-5630 You do not have to be a Vietnam or Vietnam era veterans to
join. Everyone is welcome. Non veterans can become an affiliate member.
July 4th Downtown Douglasville Parade. You are welcome
to come and march with us in the Fourth of July Parade in Douglasville,
Georgia. Contact the chapter for additional information and the meeting
time. Photos of 2010 parade!
We have a picnic every year for our members, family and friends. This is
normally held right after the parade on the 4th of July at Hunter Park,
where we all gather at the Robert G. Hunter Memorial for a short period of
remembrance for all of those servicemen and women who sacrificed their
selves in defense of America.
Veterans Day Activities and Parade
Around Veterans Day, our chapter goes to schools in the area to present a
program about the American soldier in Vietnam. Contact the chapter for
information about this program. We also participate in the local Veterans
Day Parade and set up an information booth at Arbor Place Mall.
Toys for Tots
Each year we collect toys for needy children and families that are
distributed by the Marines for their annual Toys for Tots program. We
welcome your gifts throughout the year for this effort to bring some joy
to those children who are less fortunate. Toy contributions, or monetary
donations, may be made to the chapter at any time of the year. Any money
collected will be used to purchase toys for the Toys for Tots program or,
in some cases, an 'adopted family' in our area. Checks should be made
payable to the Robert G. Hunter Memorial Chapter, Post 935 VVA with 'Toys
for Tots' in the memo section.
Every holiday season around Christmas and New Years Day, thousands of
servicemen and women are traveling through America's airports on holiday
leave. We set aside a day to make their trip back to their base a little
easier by volunteering to work at the USO at Hartsfield-Jackson
International Airport on New Years Day and provide them with a nice meal
and a place to relax while waiting for their flight. You are welcome to
join us each year. Contact the chapter for additional information.
our Service Personnel and Families
We collect coupons and send them to members of our armed forces overseas
so they can use them when they make purchases at the post exchanges. You
know, those coupons for money off for groceries, sundries and lots of
other stuff they have available to them in the post exchanges. If you want
to help, just send us your left-over coupons from the newspapers.
Every month we make contributions to the Share House here in Douglas
County. If you have items you believe they might need, please bring them
to our monthly meeting or drop them off at Jim Bruner's house. They always
need canned food items, boxed foods (non perishable), personal hygiene
items such as deodorant and toothpaste,, wash cloths and towels, linens
and lots of other stuff. And, of course, they will accept monetary
contributions also so they may purchase other items for the hundreds of
families they help each year. If you want to send a check, please make it
payable to "Share House."
CLICK HERE for the
Shelter Needs List so you will know what they need. You can either bring
items to our regular meetings, or deliver them to
P.O Box 1011
Douglasville, GA 30133
Phone cards for our
have a few dollars left for something important? The number ONE request at
Walter Reed hospital is phone cards. The government doesn't pay long
distance phone charges and these wounded soldiers are rationing their
calls home. Many will be there throughout the holidays. Really support our
troops – Send phone cards of any amount to:
Medical Family Assistance Center
Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001
ANYONE can buy phone cards through the PX on line by going to this web
https://thor.aafes.com/scs/default.aspx (They will even mail them to a
specific Soldier if you have their address, or to send generically to the
Family Assistance Center at Walter Reed just use "Medical Fam" as First
Name, "Assis Center" as last name, Walter Reed Medical Center as Address 1
and 6900 Georgia Ave as address 2, etc. - the whole process takes about 3
Also, Walmart has good prices on AT&T cards; Sam's Club is even better.
Please pass this on, copy and paste it into your e-mail. Clubs in District
22-A are making this a priority but help from around the US and the world
would be wonderful too. Thank you. Lion Sue
How to Contact Us:
Use Presidents address as above
The Purpose of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
The purpose of the Corporation, its State Councils, and
its Chapters is:
- A. To help foster, encourage, and promote the
improvement of the condition of the Vietnam veteran.
- B. To promote physical and cultural improvement,
growth, and development, self-respect, self-confidence, and usefulness
of Vietnam-era veterans and others.
- C. To eliminate discrimination suffered by Vietnam
veterans and to develop channels of communication which will assist
Vietnam veterans to maximize self-realization and enrichment of their
lives and enhance life-fulfillment.
- D. To study, on a non-partisan basis, proposed
legislation, rules, or regulations introduced in any Federal, State, or
local legislative or administrative body which may affect the social,
economic, educational, or physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or
others; and to develop public policy proposals designed to improve the
quality of life of the Vietnam-era veteran and others especially in the
areas of employment, education, training, and health.
- E. To conduct and publish research, on a non-partisan
basis, pertaining to the relationship between Vietnam-era veterans and
the American society, the Vietnam War experience, the role of the United
States in securing peaceful co-existence for the world community, and
other matters which affect the social, economic, educational, or
physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or others.
- F. To assist disabled and needy war veterans
including, but not limited to, Vietnam veterans and their dependents,
and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans.
National Office of VVA, Inc.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
8605 Cameron Street, 4th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3710
Phone: (301) 585-4000
Web Site: National VVA Home Page
The Georgia State Council of VVA Inc.
The Georgia State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.,
announces the Veterans InfoBase Computer Bulletin Board. This system is
located in Smyrna, GA, at 770-436-8833 and is available FREE OF CHARGE,
except for long-distance telephone calls. The Veterans InfoBase is
affiliated with VAFNET (Veterans/Armed Forces Network) and nationwide
system of veteran-related, computer bulletin boards.
Areas are available for Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea, and W.W.II plus Other
Conflicts not covered elsewhere. Areas are also devoted to each branch of
service and you may find some friendly inter-service rivalry on-line.
All the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are found in the file
area "THE WALL." The latest Federal Job Listings are available and updated
weekly. Off-Line mail readers are available in the Utilities File Area.
As Vietnam and Vietnam era veterans and other interested
Americans, we will ever remember our POWs and MIAs.
Webmaster: Jim Bruner, 871 Damon CT. Rio Rico, AZ