The state of North Carolina:
Sent over 216,000 men and women to serve in the Vietnam War.
More than 4,200 were wounded
1,624 North Carolinians gave their lives in Vietnam.
"Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally
chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation
and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. "
The North Carolina Council of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA):
Incorporated on 22 Feb 1995
Granted a charter on 8 March 1995
Made up of representative from the 19 chartered local chapters with 1680+ membership
Governed by a constitution and by-laws