MS Coast Chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America hosts charter presentation

A local group is being recognized for officially bringing back an old chapter for Vietnam veterans.

The Mississippi Coast chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America hosted their charter presentation today at the West Side Community Center.

The VVA is the only organization that received a charter from the United States Congress which was granted in 1986.

A chapter did exist on the Gulf Coast, but over time it eventually faded.

Thanks to a group of Vietnam veterans last year, they re-established their chapter and are committed to serving veterans and the community.

Many people attended the presentation, including members of Gold Star families. Gold Star Daughter Diana Moore said, “Even though we’re not kin, it makes us kids feel like they are because they were in places that I know my dad was at, and he never came back, so I never got any real stories of what the country was like, what was going on during that time frame, and to come sit here with them and be invited to their organization is just very heart warming.”

Chapter 1150 on the Mississippi Coast hosts monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month at noon at West Side Community Center.

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