We Welcome You ...
to the first Connecticut Chapter of the Vietnam
Veterans of America, Inc. Vietnam Veterans of
America (VVA) was founded by a small group of
Vietnam veterans seeking to improve veterans'
benefits and to improve the quality of life for
veterans returning from the longest war in 20th
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
(VVA) is the only Congressionally chartered
veterans’ service organization dedicated exclusively
to Vietnam-Era veterans and their families. That
Congressional charter, established in 1978, enabled
the original group of three Vietnam veterans from
Vermont to grow into a national organization of
over 66,000 members today.
Connecticut Greater Hartford Chapter 120 was
incorporated as a non-profit (IRS Code 501(c) 19)
veterans service organization in 1983. The early
years of our organization were spent in establishing
ourselves as an advocate for Connecticut Vietnam
veterans, promoting public awareness by
participating in area town parades and other civic
events, and becoming an active veterans’ watchdog in
local, state and federal governmental affairs.
Today, our Chapter is well-known throughout the
veterans’ community as a voice to be heard when any
veterans’ benefits and rights are at stake. As
Vietnam veterans, we remember well of our own
struggle to obtain benefits which were rightfully
ours. And that is why we take great pride in our
motto that "Never again
will one generation of veterans abandon another".
VVA Connecticut Chapter 120 office is located at
357 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06118.
Us Today ...
Full membership is open to Vietnam
and Vietnam-era veterans who served on active duty
between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975
(In-country Vietnam), or between August 5, 1964 and
May 7, 1975 for Vietnam-Era veterans.
Associate Membership is open to the public.
Membership Dues are $20 per year or $50 for three
years. Life Membership dues are prorated, based on
age, and range from $250 for under 50 years of age
to $175 for ages 61 and over.
Membership Benefits include a monthly Chapter
newsletter and National newspaper, annual
National scholarships, free Notary Public services
and much more. For a complete listing of benefits,
go to the
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& Policy Initiative for the 113th Congress
Vietnam Veterans of America has
Legislative Agenda & Policy
Initiative for the 113th Congress.
Several Greater Hartford area veterans have
contacted Chapter 120 asking for help in
paying the most basic of needs for
themselves and their families. These
veterans are those who do not qualify for
regular federal, state or local assistance –
they fall into that financial category where
they make too much to qualify for
assistance, but not enough to afford basic
needs for their families, like food, fuel
for heat, or clothing for their
children. To see how you can help, see
What's Happening ...
and State events:
Chapter 120 Membership
meeting, 7pm, 357 Main St.,
East Hartford CT
27th Annual Christmas Dinner Dance,
7pm-Midnight, 357 Main St., East Hartford CT
Chapter 120 Board of
Directors meeting, 7pm, 357 Main St.,
East Hartford CT
veterans who served during the Vietnam War,
who embraced through sacrifice and service
to country the most fundamental and
cherished bonds of our democracy, reaffirm
that commitment to spirit and ideals,
accepting it as the solemn responsibility of
our survival, to bear the burden of what has
been, so that tragedy once endured can never
AND so do we resolve that the true measure
of our worth as citizens, as veterans, and
as patriots be found in our willingness to
draw from and abide by these strengths and
convictions born of heritage and experience.
TO HOLD that a sacred and binding contract
exists between governors and governed, with
the latter recognizing an obligation of
compulsory foreign or domestic service
equitably shared by all, and the former
morally obligated to implement foreign and
domestic policies that are clear,
consistent, and reflective of the will of
TO HOLD further, that the contract extends
to post obligatory service with the Nation,
bound whenever and wherever appropriate to
the prompt delivery of compensation to
individuals or survivors in direct
proportion to sacrifice and service
TO HONOR with dignity the sacred memory of
the war dead, and so in dignity, insure that
the lasting legacy of the fallen is
responsibility toward, not exploitation of,
TO STAND for cooperation, dialogue, and
friendship among the nations of the world
community, with full respect and support of
those principles central to our national