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Monthly meetings 2018

All VVA1031 meetings are on the 4th Saturday of the month at the VANC Resource Center in Oceanside (1617 Mission Ave). The Board meeting starts at 1pm, and the General Membership meeting starts at 1:30pm.

Friday, March 30, 2018, will be the ceremony for Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. It will be held at the Veterans Association of North County (VANC) Resource Center located at 1617 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. Details will be published in early 2018.


Jose Ramos - Sep 17, 1948 to Sep 3, 2017

Jose Guadalupe Ramos, Vietnam Veteran, Purple  Heart recipient, longtime advocate for Vietnam veterans, and tireless promoter of “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”, died at the age of 68. He will always be remembered for his tireless work to gain national recognition for Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. He became a powerful advocate for veterans in the community and across the country, and inspired many to help give Vietnam veterans their long overdue “welcome home.”

In 2009, then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed March 30 as the day “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” is celebrated in California.  Eighteen other states also passed a law making March 30 as the official date of WHVVD. As of Sep 2017, a controversy exists on the date - Congressional leaders favor March 29 versus March 30. It’s up to us to uphold and honor the date Jose wanted - March 30.

Sponsors - Donors - Workers
Our 1965 Dodge Ambulance Restoration Project has ended!
Send e-mail to scott@vva1031.org if you know anyone wanting an ambulance!

M43B1 --- 3/4 Ton, 4x4, Ambulance Truck

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Feb 22, 2014

Change the flat tire
Change the plugwires
Check the plugs
Add some oil
Crank the engine
Test the lights
Check the body rust

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Feb 6, 2014

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June 21, 2013

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