Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder formally recognized and remembered Vietnam Veterans on Monday, March 25, 2013.



The TVV’s mission is to foster, encourage, educate and promote improvement of the condition of Tennessee’s veterans.  Furthermore, to support the veteran and their family as they conquer the conflicts associated with the veteran’s reentry into society.  To enable this mission the TVV is involved directly with and/or supports projects and programs in the State of Tennessee through a network of 23 Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters.
Some of the projects and programs supported by TVVI include:

* Financial assistance available for veterans, veteran’s organizations, and veteran-related activities on a case-by-case basis.  Consideration given, but not limited to, disabled veterans, ill, needy, and homeless veterans; families of the forenamed veterans, and educational events, etc.

* Conduct Agent Orange Town Hall Meetings to inform, provide a platform for having health questions answered regarding veteran's exposure to herbicides in Vietnam with Veterans Service Officers present to initiate claims for VA benefits.

* Conduct Victory Over PTSD & Suicide Prevention Town Hall Meetings to educate veterans and their families regarding the effects of PTSD and provide a platform for having questions answered.

* Publish the "Tennessee Volunteer" - a magazine dedicated to the activities, services, and veteran support available in Tennessee. Mailed to over 2,500 veteran households.

* Make financial assistance available to the VVA Tennessee State Council & Tennessee VVA Chapters

* Seek full access to quality health care for veterans

* Offer educational programs on benefits for veteran’s families and survivors of veterans

* Encourage full awareness of and accounting of all POW/MIAs

* Project a positive public image of Vietnam veterans

* Support the current and future generation(s) of America's war veterans

* Promote public awareness of specific issues such as health, PTSD, Agent Orange, 
and claims for benefits.

* Several VVA Chapters across the state provide food and clothing programs for needy veterans and disadvantaged active military and their families.

* Volunteer in VA Medical Centers and Veteran Nursing Homes throughout Tennesse