NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020 FROM 1:00 P.M. TO ???
On Saturday, March 28, 2020 the Texarkana Area Chapter # 278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. will host "National Vietnam War Veterans Day" to recognize and honor all of those who served in the military during the Vietnam War. The official day falls on the 29th but that being Sunday, we decided to have ours on the 28th.
It will be held at the Korea/Vietnam Memorial at 7th Street and State Line Avenue from 1:00 pm until ??? pm. The main service will be held at 1:00 pm. The rest of the time will be for socializing with brother and sister veterans! We encourage all Vietnam era veterans to come down and honor each other. Together Then - Together Now!!!
This event is in conjunction with the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War.
March 29 was selected because on March 29 the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam in 1973 and the last prisoners of war held in North Vietnam arrived on American soil.
WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS!!!THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!
3rd ANNUAL "WAGONS FOR VETERANS"
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020
WHAT: "WAGONS FOR VETERANS" A fundraiser to raise funds to assist local disabled and needy veterans of all eras. You can come out and see 12 or more chuckwagons (and other displays) hear local bands, gates open at 10:00 am, (looking is free) and for just $10 for adults, $5.00 for children 12 and under, eat from a varied menu of food cooked the old fashioned way - in cast iron pots over an open fire. Will start feeding at 11300 am until all the food is gone. Live Auction @ 12:30 pm. Wine raffle.
WHO: Vietnam Veterans of America, Texarkana Area Chapter # 278
WHERE: Four States Fairgrounds, behind the Rodeo arena.
WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2020. Gates open at 10 am, feeding starts at 11:30 am until all the food is gone!
WHY: To help local disabled and needy veterans & their families
24th ANNUAL "VETERANS INFORMATION FAIR"
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020 FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
On Saturday, May 16, 2020 (Armed Forces Day) the Texarkana Area Chapter # 278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA # 278) will host our 24th Annual "Veterans Information Fair" at the Texas Elks Lodge # 2771 at 3702 New Boston Road. It will be open to the public from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. This "Fair" is to assist veterans, active duty, Reserve & National Guard personnel & their families obtain information from a variety of sources on VA benefits, programs, & other assistance and programs for them & their families.
Agencies to be invited will include: Texas Veterans Commission, Texas Work Force, VA Outpatient Clinic, VA Medical Center (Shreveport & Little Rock), Vet Center, Social Security Administration, VA Field Office personnel, Arkansas Veterans Affairs, Arkansas Work Force, Texarkana College and Texas A&M Veterans Counselors, Veterans Service officers, Agency on Aging, Hospice of Texarkana, East Funeral Home, Congressional aides, Lone Star Legal, American Red Cross, Texarkana Funeral Home, and other agencies that may have programs that pertain to Veterans, Active duty, Reserve & National Guard personnel and/or their families.
There is no charge for this service. All area veterans of all eras, all active duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel and their immediate families are invited and urged to attend. We also plan to have a voter registration drive for both Arkansas & Texas residents.
MEMORIAL DAY WALK & MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020 AT APPROXIMATELY 11:30 A.M.
Monday, May 25, 2020 Leaving the Miller Courthouse @ approximately 11:30 am. Going to the Korea/Vietnam Memorial at 7th & State Line Avenue where the Texarkana Area Chapter # 278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will host their 37th annual Memorial Day Service. Everyone is invited and urged to honor and remember those who died while in service to this great country!
For more information call 903-556-1613.