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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 858 Hawaii Welcomes You

Welcome Home


What we do

About Chapter 858 Oahu

Vietnam Veterans of America Oahu Chapter 858 was formed in 2001 and is the only chapter on Oahu. Now there are over 160 members and growing. We are always on hand to help all veterans. The only Vietnam Veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. Our goal is to promise and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans and Vietnam era veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.


“Never again shall one generation of veterans abandon another.”


“Let’s not forget, freedom is not free”


“Welcome home.”

Our meeting are held at the Oahu Veterans Center on the last saturday of the month at 11:00am except December when we have our Christmas Party. 


Our Veterans provide tasty food at all of our meeting (buffet style).


We have great presentations at our meetings that pertain to Veteran Benefits, New Legislation, and various activites we get involved with.


We have a Christmas party / dinner at a nice restaurant for our members and family to attend with live good local entertainment.


We have booths at events like the Blue Angel Show.


We march and ride in the annual Kailua 4th of July Parade.


We present wreaths and / or leis at the veteran’s ceremonies at both the Punchbowl and the Oahu State Cemetery and we have representation at many veteran functions.


We have contributed monies to worthy causes, i.e. Homeless Vietnam Veterans Houses with room rentals.


We hosted and coordinate all functions of the Annual Vietnam Veteran Day Ceremony every March 29th at Punchbowl Cemetery.  This Year we worked with ComPacFlt in organizing all aspects of the event and will work with them again next year March 2023. We had over 300 participants and the heads of every command on the island along with the Governor and Mayor.  As our key speaker we were privileged to have the Chairman

of the Joint Chief of Staff, General Mark Miley.  Over 30 wreaths were laid to honor all Vietnam Veterans.


Part of our VVA Ohana is the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (AVVA) which is a national nonprofit membership and service organization. The AVVA is NOT an auxiliary, it is made up of Veterans from all eras, families and friends of Vietnam Veterans, military personnel and their families and anyone who wants to help support the needs and issues of all Veterans. The AVVA is open to anyone who wants to support the VVA."Together Always" is the motto of the AVVA. There are many wives or significant others that belong to the AVVA.

VVA Chapter 858 Activities

Vietnam Veterans Day Kaneohe March 29,2023

Wreaths Presented

Talking before Ceremony

Bob & Dickie

Todd, Pat & Doc


Saluting the Flag

Dove Release

21 Gun Salute

Presenting Wreaths

Rainy Day Ceremony

Glen & Alexia Stang

Dickie & Alma Grocki

Ceremony Speakers

Woody & Dickie

Robert & Mary McEldowney

John & Monica Mahelona

Pat & Tom

Chapter 858 Gang

Navy Band

Putting up another Tent


Ceremony Program

Wreaths Presented

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