VVA CHAPTER #717 welcomes all our brothers and sisters who served in Vietnam between February 28, 1961 & May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 & May 7, 1975.
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VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 717
We are located in Northeast Ohio, in Summit County.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 pm in the Ellet Community Center.
2449 Wedgewood Drive, Akron Ohio 44312.
April Chapter 717 Newsletter is available for download near the bottom of this page.
For those who can join us next Wednesday at 11am for lunch, March 27th, we will be meeting at Panera Bread located at 689 Howe Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221.
If you were in the Blue Water Navy (Viet Nam), this pertains to you. If you know someone who was there, forward this on to them. A number of folks out here are watching this situation closely.
Folks, you have the opportunity to take a FREE bus trip on Friday May 3rd to the National Veterans Memorial in Columbus, which just opened last October 2018. If you would like to go on this bus trip then please send me your name, branch of service and years served and I’ll complete the necessary form. There will be a $50 cost to any non-veteran person who would like to go but FREE to any veteran. This event is being provided by Michael Livingston, Co-Founder/President Donovan’s Kids, Inc. Michael is requesting that those attending this event to be at the Montrose Home Depot parking lot by 8am since the bus will leave by 8:30am and scheduled to return around 5:30pm.
As per my telephone conversation with you today on the upcoming Honor Ride “One More Tour” trip to visit the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio on May 3rd, 2019 (Friday) please find our schedule for departing and return.
The schedule – May 3, 2019
Depart: Time: Arrive: Return:
Montrose Parking 8.30 am 10.30am 5.30pm (same place as depart)
By Home Depot)
Small snack will be served on the way down, power bar and water. One stop before we get into Columbus. Lunch will be served and provided by Honor Ride.
A box lunch – A chicken sandwich, small water, bag of chips and a cookie, either in the Franklin room or outside on the deck (weather).
Leave approximately at 3-3.30pm. small snack on way back.
VVA Chapter 717
The Chaplain Corner message this quarter is from Mark Latham.
Dear fellow Chapter members: As the saying goes " Out with the old (2018) and in with the new (2019). Dear Lord bless us who carry scars in our hearts as well as our bodies. Dark memories sometimes still haunt our sleep at night and our thoughts during the day. Jesus, you came to give us abundant life by providing a way (prayer) for us to release our pain to you. On the cross you bore our sorrows, brokenness and our sin and when we trust in you, we can transfer our wounds and pain for your joy and comfort. Bless our families and give them patience and wisdom to endure us. Create good in families of all veterans who have experienced pain and loss. Lord I humbly ask that you would bless our Chapter in 2019 and keep us from all harm and danger and in our aging process to grant us good health. Let us be able to help our children and grandchildren and teach them your truths. Lord thank you for our freedoms in this wonderful United States of America. Amen.
Chaplain Mark Latham
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Any Vietnam Era Veteran can join our Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 717. Simply email Bob McCullough at BobMc717@gmail.com or call him at (216) 276-7576 or send him the following to our PO Box 4091, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. He will need a copy of your DD-214, Name, Date of Birth, Mailing Address, City, State, Zip, Home Phone, Cell Phone, Email Address along with a one time check of $50 made out to “VVA Chapter 717” for a Life Membership. Any questions then please call Bob McCullough.