Who We Are

Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

VVA'S Founding Principle

"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."


VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.


Over 50,000 individual members

46 state councils

630 local chapters

Special Programs

Aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans

Seek full access to quality health care for veterans

Identify the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service

Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans health care

Create a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans

Seek the fullest possible accounting of America’s POW/MIAs

Support the next generation of America’s war veterans

Serve our communities


Vietnam Veterans of America relies totally on private contributions for its revenue. VVA does not receive any funding from federal, state, or local governments.


Sumner County Veterans Park

Chapter 240 is proud to design and maintain the Sumner County Veterans Park (on property behind the Sumner County Administration Building, 355 Belvedere, Gallatin, Tn) This Park memorializes the men and women (WWI through Iraq) with their names engraved on a tiered memorial.  Additionally, the Park features a Wall of Honor where veterans may have an engraved brick honoring their service to our country. (VISIT WEB SITE)