President of Vietnam Veterans of America’s State Council Addresses the Council
Larry Holman, the President of the State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America, spoke to the Council at its 21 March business meeting on the topic of the “Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) — Not Forgetting Its or the Next Generations.”
First, he explained its origins. VVA came into being because existing veterans organizations at the time were not always welcoming to returning Vietnam veterans – many felt rejected. However, it did not really get started as an organization until the late 1970’s, early 1980’s. It realized there was strength in numbers. Out of their own experiences, came its founding principle and its motto: “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.” More on its history can be found on its website.
Mr. Holman stated VVA is an active organization and an outspoken advocate for the current generation of war veterans. There is good reason. There are concerns over hazardous exposures, let alone trauma injuries. (more…)