Welcome Home Soldiers from all Wars
American involvement began to escalate under President John F. Kennedy’s administration (January 1961–November 1963). North Vietnam,
had by then established a presence in Laos and developed the Ho Chi Minh Trail through that country in order to resupply and reinforce its forces in South Vietnam.
The Vietnam War continued until US combat forces left the country in 1973 Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement.
We did not come home to parades and homecoming events like soldiers before or since, we quietly went on with our lives, and America was not interested in hearing from us or about our experiences, so we didn’t share.
The Washington State Vietnam Veterans of America is part of the nationwide link of VVA’s across the country and we want to hear from you,
we want to help. No matter where you served or when, contact us, we’re here to help you.
•Aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans
•Seek full access to quality health care for veterans
•Identify the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service
•Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans’ health care
•Create a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans
•Seek the fullest possible accounting of America’s POWs and MIAs
•Support the next generation of America’s war veterans
•Serve our communities