Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2013 No. 12-03
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Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold Town Hall Meeting on the Generational Legacy of Dioxin
(Washington, D.C.)--The Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) will hold an Agent Orange Town Hall meeting on Saturday, August 17, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront, in Jacksonville, Florida. The forum, held in conjunction with the AVVA/VVA national conventions, will address the birth defects, diseases, and learning disabilities affecting the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans.
“We must not be silent about the ill health effects of battlefield exposures on our veterans and on our children, our grandchildren, and the generations to come. We encourage all veterans and their families with children and/or grandchildren suffering from mysterious illnesses to attend the Agent Orange Town Hall meeting,” said Nancy Switzer, AVVA President.
Issues surrounding Agent Orange exposure will be explored, including scientific information, health effects, and methods for educating the public about the issues of Vietnam Veterans, their children and their families.
“Veterans of all wars are subjected to many contaminates. Our children are the innocent victims of war, and they need the help of our government to cope with these problems. We worry, who will be there to take care of them when we are gone,” said Switzer.
The Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America is dedicated to the aggressive advancement of realistic goals with integrity and in the spirit of unity that reflects our commitment to veterans, their families and others.