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