Welcome to the website for Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #278, located in Texarkana, USA. We meet the third Sunday of every month at the Elks Lodge on New Boston Road. Lunch is served at 1:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. We would love for you to join us! We also set up at various events throughout the year. Be sure to check out our events page for the latest happenings.

February 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

The Texarkana Area Veterans Council will host their 18th annual chili cook-off on February 17, 2017, at the Truman Arnold Center at Texarkana College.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners in each judged category: Civic groups, Businesses, and Individual. There will also be a “People's Choice” and “Best Presentation” trophies given (and judged) by the general public.

There is no entry fee but a minimum of three (3) gallons of chili must be prepared. Doors open to the public at 11:00 am. Tickets are $6.00 per person, and each ticket will allow you to sample each chili and entry you to win door prizes as well as allow you to vote for the “People's Choice” and “Best Presentation.” Funds raised will be used to purchase a van (when needed) to transport veterans to the VA Medical center in Shreveport, and to assist local veterans and their families.

For more information and/or application, call 870-773-8279, 903-628-7216, or 903-824-2727 or e-mail USMCgreg@aol.com

March 20, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On March 30, 2017 the Texarkana Area Chapter #278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. will host "Vietnam Veterans Day" to recognize and honor all of those who served in the military during the Vietnam War. It will be held at the Korea/Vietnam Memorial at 7th Street and State Line Avenue from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm. The main service will be held at 6:30 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 Commemeoration of the Vietnam War.

March 30 was selected because on March 29 in Vietnam (30th in the United States), the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam in 1973 and the last prisoners of war held in North Vietnam arrived on American soil.


For more information call: 870-773-8279 or 903-824-2727; email: USMCgreg@aol.com; go to the VVA #278 website at vva278.org; or find us on Facebook at Vietnam Veterans of America #278