About Chapter 20
Chapter 20, based in Rochester, New York, was chartered in
1981. We're one of the largest, most active, and longest
standing local chapters of the national Vietnam Veterans of
America, Inc., a not-for-profit veterans service organization
chartered by the United States Congress.
With a service area covering Rochester and six nearby
counties in Western NY, Chapter 20 is comprised of Vietnam-era
veterans from all walks of life and all corners of the
community. From farmers and factory workers to civic and
corporate leaders, we are your neighbors, your colleagues, your
family, and your friends.
Our central focus is on maintaining a strong, united voice
for resolving issues of vital importance to all Vietnam-era
veterans -- locally, statewide, and nationally. We also provide
a positive local forum for social and emotional interaction
among Chapter 20 members.
In addition, Chapter 20 has "adopted" numerous
community-based projects and causes. Through our volunteer and
charitable support, we're helping many local organizations
achieve their goals.
To be the "go to" organization for all people seeking information about the Vietnam War Era and those who served in the U.S. Armed Services during that period of time.
To be the primary educator
to the general public, and school children in particular, about the Vietnam War Era.
To provide an on-going opportunity for veterans of the Vietnam War Era to socialize with other veterans.
To leave behind a legacy through the Greater Rochester Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Membership is open to anyone who served on active duty in the
U.S. military during the Vietnam era. This includes "in-country"
veterans, along with those who served at duty stations overseas,
stateside, and at sea.