Detroit Chapter 9
“NEVER AGAIN WILL ONE GENERATION OF VETERANS ABANDON ANOTHER.”
WHO WE ARE
Detroit Chapter 9, “LZ Motown,” is part of a national organization that is passionate about helping Vietnam veterans and their families with a variety of issues.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can join the VVA, or our auxiliary organization, Volunteer to help us with events, or donate money to one of our charitable funds.
Supporting Vietnam Veterans
Members of Chapter 9 were involved in supporting their brothers even before the VVA was established. As the needs of Vietnam veterans have evolved over the years, so has the focus of our efforts.
Supporting Veterans Locally
Whether it’s participating in the Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition, which conducts the annual Veterans Day Parade, assisting veterans in the local VA hospital, or reaching out to veterans in local universities, chapter members look to support all of our local brothers and sisters in arms.
Advocating Legislative Action
From the earliest days, members have advocated for legislation needed to provide the assistance and support earned by veterans. Our work to obtain coverage for Agent Orange-related illnesses is just one example.
Supporting Our Community
Detroit is our home. We are active on City Council committees, provide academic scholarships for graduating seniors, assist graduates entering into the skilled trades and support charities helping Detroiters in need.
VVA Detroit Chapter 9 supports VA’s “Valor Center”
Members of Vietnam Veterans of America Detroit Chapter #9 gathered in Downtown Detroit to attend the dedication of the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s “Valor Center”. The Valor Center, which stands for “veterans aspiring to live, overcome, and reintegrate,” will not only provide outpatient mental health programming but will also offer a variety of other support services.
VVA Detroit Chapter 9 and its AVVA Members held a special event to honor a 100 year old World War II veteran.
On March 29, 2023, National Vietnam War Veterans Day, VVA Detroit Chapter 9 and its AVVA held a special event to honor of a 100 year old World War II veteran. The event, held in conjunction with VFW Post 6691 in Fraser, was attended by Mark Hackel, the Macomb County...
Veterans’ donations will honor 100-year-old who served with Patton
A 100-year-old World War II veteran will be honored this month for his military service and longevity. Mike Aleo, born August 27, 1922, will be feted on March 29, 2023 – National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The 1 p.m. celebrationwill be held at the VFW Post 6691, 17075...