Visiting National College will give you an opportunity to experience the college, learn about our programs and areas of study. Complete the information request form or call
888-980-9156 today to schedule your campus tour. >> Schedule now

Campus Welcomes Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #979

Apr 22, 2013

On April 10th, the Bristol Campus held a flag ceremony to respectfully retire its damaged American flag and dedicate the replacement. Representatives of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter #979 attended the ceremony and assisted in the flag lowering and raising during the ceremony. It is their custom to remove the stars from old American flags, put them on a patch, and give them to veterans in the community. The rest of the flag is then given to a local scout troop, to properly burn the flag and dispose of it respectfully.

VVA is the only national Vietnam veterans’ organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. Chapter #979 is the 3rd largest VVA in the state of Tennessee and often takes part in flag ceremonies and parades in the eastern part of the state. The college appreciates the support of VVA members Sam Baldwin, R. B. Louthian, Jim Vaughn, James Vaughn, Steve Coates, Paul Strong, Roger Moore, John Ward, David Carter, Johnny Conkin, Jim Hagie, and John Pollak. The group was gracious enough to replace a worn National College flag at the same time.

National College takes pride in and appreciates all veterans - especially those that serve the college as a member of the staff, faculty, or student body.

Members of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter #979 are pictured raising a new American flag at the Bristol Campus.

Visit TN-Bristol  on Facebook

tags: TN-Bristol