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Press Release

November  10, 2006


No. 06-38

Mokie Porter
301-585-4000, Ext. 146



A Veterans Day Message from VVA President John Rowan


(Washington, D.C. ) – “Vietnam Veterans of America adds its voice to those of all Americans who today pay tribute to the millions of American men and women who have served this nation in the United States military,” said VVA National President John Rowan. “As Vietnam veterans, we know the sacrifices that all of America’s veterans have made on behalf of our nation. That is especially true today for the men and women who have returned home after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, often from their second or third tour.”

"VVA," Rowan said, “from its beginnings in 1978, has lived by our founding principle, ‘Never again will one generation of Americans abandon another.’ We adopted that principle in response to the less-than-welcome home we received from too many Americans when we came home from our war. Today, we have broadened that message to give our fullest support to the newest generation of veterans.”

“Our members all over the country are involved on a daily basis in many varied efforts to support our troops abroad and to welcome them home by offering them the help that, in far too many cases, Vietnam veterans did not receive a generation ago.”

Rowan urged all Americans to step back from their daily routines on November 11 and take the time to honor and thank all American veterans on Veterans Day.


Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated 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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