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.
Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Civil Air Patrol Foundation have expanded their partnership nearly tenfold. After making an initial donation of $12,500 to CAP for scholarships in 2020, this month the chapter endowed the scholarships for...read more
Eligible military veterans seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in Michigan no longer are required to take the driving skills test under a new law that adds to a growing list of employment benefits for veterans in the state. Under the “Even Exchange” law, the...read more
The latest recipient of a scholarship awarded to Vietnam veteran descendants is a nearly-straight-A student who wants to use his chemical engineering degree to create a healthier planet. “I know that chemical engineers have a lot to do with the environment and...read more