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Local Veterans Organization Celebrates 31st Anniversary

Chapter 227 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is celebrating its 31st anniversary at its membership meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Neighbor’s Restaurant, located at 262D Cedar Lane, Vienna. All are invited to help the chapter celebrate, but the organization especially called its founding members to come celebrate.

The historical milestone features a very meaningful topic on how a group of Vietnam veterans are helping to heal their war wounds by helping a Khe Sanh orphanage under the name of “Good Morning, Vietnam!”

Bill Shugarts, chapter member and official photographer of the Lyons post traumatic stress disorder class visits, will describe how he and other war veterans are healing their war wounds by supporting a Vietnamese orphanage in March 2015.

A Vietnam War Commemorative badge and certificate will be presented to each Vietnam War veterans at the meeting. The traditional anniversary cake will be the icing of the celebration. For more information, visit vva227.0rg.