Vietnam Veterans of America

Pinellas County Chapter 522

“Five Double Deuce”

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“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

“The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment, but it is no less than a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. People do what they must in spite of personal consequences and in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures, and that is the basis of human morality.”  

John F. Kennedy

“The Vietnam War Memorial is as impressive in its starkness as the stark reality of death was for those whose names it holds. With rare exception, facing death’s not easy. A war for a cause that unites a nation in a fight essential for its survival and principle is one thing….But to fight and die in a police action that rent the home front, when hundreds of one’s peers were applauded for fleeing the country…that’s another matter. It’s long past time that those who lived through it, as well as those who died in it, get the deep though belated thanks of their countrymen and the caring they merit.

Malcolm Forbes

VVA National