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 6:30 pm in the Ellet Community Center.
2449 Wedgewood Drive, Akron Ohio 44312.
Veterans Crisis Line - 800-273-8255
Service Officer Locator - for help with your VA disability claim
Congratulation to our VVA Chapter 717 President Jim Oakes for winning the election yesterday for 1st Vice President for the State Buckeyes Council. The vote count was 48 for Jim Oakes and 7 for Joe Jennings who was running for this position as well. Dale Zickefoose, Tom Knepp, Tom Oakes and myself traveled to Columbus to participate and vote in this election.
For those who can join us next Wednesday October 21st at 11am for lunch, we will be meeting at Coventry Diner, located at 3333 Manchester Road, Suite 17, Akron, Ohio 44319. It’s located next to Harbor Freight, in the plaza just south of McDonald’s. Going South on Manchester you can turn left at the light at the corner where McDonald is located on the left. After turning left at this light go a few hundred feet and turn right into the plaza parking lot.
Our Chapter will be meeting tentatively the remainder of the year at the American Legion Post 281 in Cuyahoga Falls.
Address: 1601 Front St. Cuyahoga Falls, OH. 44221
Proposed Challenge Coin and Lapel Pin for our Chapter 717
Chapter 717 Facebook link below