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Washington, D.C. (October 7, 1998)

Vietnam Veterans of America Vermont State Council President John Miner extends heartfelt appreciation to Senator James M. Jeffords for his dynamic efforts in garnering senatorial recognition for the Vietnam Veterans of America during their twentieth year commemoration.

Senator Jeffords was instrumental in the passage of Senate Resolution 207 during the second session of the 105th Congress. Supporting his resolution were Senators Specter, Akaka and Leahy.  Recognition of the efforts by Vietnam Veterans, not only in Vermont, but across the nation, "is deeply appreciated by the entire membership," Miner said.

Vietnam Veterans of America National President George C. Duggins joined Vermont State President Miner in gratitude.  "Receiving recognition in Washington and throughout the nation indeed underscores the achievements of our membership built over the last 20 years, especially from the state where our first chapter was founded.  We are thankful for the tributes extended to our organization by the Senate through this wonderful commemorative resolution," Duggins said.
 

Vietnam Veterans of America is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA's founding principle is
 
"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."
 
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