IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release

August 2, 2001

No. 01-18 
301 585-4000
Cell:  301-996-8554   
Contact: Jim Greene


VALRICO VETERANS WINS VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA’S
2001 CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD


Chapter 787 of Vietnam Veterans of America of Valrico, Florida, received that organization’s 2001 Chapter of the Year Award at VVA’s 10th National biennial Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina.

“Chapter 787 has done amazing things since it was granted its charter in October 1997,” said VVA President George Duggins as he presented the award on the Convention floor. “The chapter has taken great strides in bettering the lives of Vietnam veterans and their families and increasing community awareness of the many and varied activities the chapter is involved with. The chapter today has become the driving force within the local Veterans Service Organization community in Hillsborough County.

Duggins also cited Chapter 787’s many accomplishments including its renowned Speaker’s Bureau, which sends teams of Vietnam veterans to local schools to educate students about the Vietnam War and Vietnam veterans. 

Tom Hall, the chapter president and a convention delegate, accepted the award.

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