Helping Veterans for over 20 years.
is the veterans organization you always
meant to join, but just never quite got
around to. VietNow is a group of men and
women, people just like you. And the reason
you should care is because VietNow is working
every day on the veterans issues that are
important to you right now...today.
Maybe youve tried some of the other
veterans groups, but never really felt
like you fit in. Or maybe the group just
never seemed to really do anything. Well,
VietNow is different.
is for veterans who served in the US
Armed Forces from 1957 right up until
now. And its
also for people who know and care about these veterans.
Lots of our members are Vietnam veterans, but thats
not a requirement for membership.
As a family-based organization, VietNow is fun for
everyone. Weve got Vietnam veterans, Gulf War
veterans, veterans who werent in any war, parents
of veterans, wives and children of veterans, and
lots of other people who just care about veterans
How did VietNow get started?
has it that in Vietnam, sometime in 1969,
two soldiers from the same hometown (Rockford,
Illinois) met up with each other on a
hilltop near Pleiku...and promised each
other that if they ever made it back
home, they would get together sometime
for dinner, and to talk over their wartime
adventures. Whether or not, the legend
is true doesnt really matter...but
sometime in the early 1980s, a group of Vietnam veterans
did come together to share their experiences, and
talk about what Vietnam had meant to
From those beginnings, VietNow was formed...first with
a group in Rockford that just kept growing and growing
and growing, until a few years later, the group went
national, forming chapters all around the country.
Since those days, VietNow has changed with the times...starting
with a focus on the Vietnam experience, and along the
way picking up on veterans and veterans issues right
up to the present day.
no matter what the issue, VietNows primary
focus has always been on the veterans and the families
of the veterans.
How is VietNow different
from the other groups Ive
VietNow members do more than just go to meetings.
We originally came together to share our common experiences,
but weve stayed together all these years because
of what weve been able to do for each other. Veterans
Helping Veterans really is more than just our
motto. For VietNow members, Veterans Helping
Veterans is a way of life.
way VietNow is different is the family involvement.
VietNow is for more than just you. Its for your
whole family. Veterans issues, memories, and fun are
all important, but even more important is the connection
with the family...and thats something VietNow
never forgets. VietNow activities include everyone...not
just you, but your whole family is invited.
Yes, but whats all that mean? It sounds good...but
what, exactly, is it that you do? And whats
the deal with those cool hats?
VietNow people are busy people. We have lots of fun
at meetings, parties, and conventions...but were
also busy working on problems and issues that are important
to all of us. We dont spend a lot of time just
because were involved in so many things,
we just dont have room here to tell you about
everything on one page.
Click one of the icons representing our main issues to
find out more about what were doing. We think
be favorably impressed.
Okay, okay, Im
going to find out more...but first...what about those
VietNow hats? I really want
Oh, the VietNow hats...yeah. Well, thats just
one more good thing about being a member of VietNow.
At The Wall in Washington, at veterans events all around
the country, youll see people wearing lots of
hats, but the ones that stand out the most are always
the distinctive hats of VietNow...and as a new VietNow
member, youll soon find a VietNow hat on top
of your own head.
hats arent available in stores, and you
cant buy them through a special TV offer...nope.
Theres only one way to get one. You have to become
a VietNow member...and then you can buy one for
yourself. Join now, and get the proud feeling of
wearing the coolest hat in the veteran world today...the
VietNow hat...and find out what its like to
be a part of "Veterans
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