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Oregon's Most Honorable

57,000 Oregonians served “in country” during the Vietnam War – the longest war in American history

719 were killed in action (KIA)

5,000 were wounded

39 still remain missing in action (MIA) after 40 years.

Approximately 118,000 Vietnam era veterans live in Oregon — they represent about a third of all 333,000 veterans living in Oregon.

  • On May 11th, 2013, Interstate 84 was designated the “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway”.
  • The “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway” is a tribute to all Veterans of the Vietnam Era.
  • The law takes effect January 1st, 2014.
  • At least one Eastbound and one Westbound sign will be installed  in each of the nine counties traversed by I-84 — for a total of 18 signs.

HOW YOU CAN BE PART OF THE LEGACY

The law creating the “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway” required it to be revenue neutral and that construction and installation of signs  be  paid through donations and volunteer services.

Signs cost $700 each, plus transportation of material and labor installing them.

If you believe honoring those who answered the call to defend the freedom and liberty we enjoy today, is the right and just thing to do,  then make a generous donation to the VVMH Committee of the VVA Oregon State Council.

Call OSC President, Ron Morgan at 503.877.8411

or email at ron@vva-or.org for more information

 

50th YEAR COMMEMORATION HONORING VIETNAM WAR VETERANS - 2012-2025

COMMUNICATE ON A HIGHER LEVEL WITH SKYPE

We are working toward Council-wide Skype video conferencing with at a minimum of one Skype position in every chapter.

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Why I go to my chapter meetings...

"I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted at their best; men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped of their humanity. I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the military. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never givenanyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another. As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day. I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my family and my comrades. Such good men."

Quoted  from "These Good Men" by Michael Norman

This book is out of print, but some are available at Amazon

NEVER AGAIN SHALL ONE GENERATION OF VETERANS FORGET ANOTHER

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