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2615 PORTLAND ROAD NE

(At Portland & Silverton Roads).

First Saturday every Month,

General Meeting: 11:30AM

Contact: 503.877.8411

FUTURE MEETING DATES:

2015

JAN 3

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HONORABLE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE MEDALLION

"HONORABLE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE MEDALLION"

The front of the “HONORABLE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE" medallion features The Great Seal of the United States of America with the words, “FOR FREEDOM” below.

Each point of the Single Star, represents one of the five branches of  the U. S. Military Services. The Single Star, represents unity of mission in the preservation of our Freedom.  The inscription on the perimeter is self explanatory.

The reverse is inscribed with the founding principal of the VVA and the distinctive Oregon VVA emblem serves as a reminder that we continue to serve veterans. The wreath symbolizes the excellence of our cause, in insuring that the "Honorable Service and Sacrifice" made by any "future" Generations of Veterans is Never Forgotten.

Lots of folks ask about buying the “Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion” for their coin collections, or just to own. Even those who aren’t even veterans, have asked to buy the “Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion” for themselves. The “Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion” is best described, not a coin, but a medallion. The “Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion” is two inches in diameter and weighs two ounces, too big for a challenge coin. Medallions of this quality typically sell for $19.95.

The “Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion” is our way, as members of Vietnam Veterans of America, to uphold our founding principle, “Never again will on generation of veteran be abandoned by another”.

The “Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion” can only be presented by Vietnam Veterans, as part of a ceremony to pay homage to all veterans, and especially to the newer generations.

When a veteran receives the “Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion”, he or she understands that we, as Vietnam Veterans, hold them in the highest esteem. Also, that we honor and support them in a way we weren’t as Vietnam Veterans. The new generation of veterans is encouraged to carry this principle forward for future generations.

The “Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion” serves as not just an award, but as a reminder of these preceding thoughts and precepts — that their “Honorable Service and Sacrifices” are not forgotten.

In answer to the question, “How can I get the ‘Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion’”, any Vietnam Veteran, in good standing with his VVA chapter, can present you with this award. The Vietnam Veteran will thank you for your honorable service and sacrifice while handing you the "Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion".

Medallions are purchased by Oregon VVA chapter officers, for presentation by the chapter or members to the veterans to be honored. Chapters may order medallions to present to their own members as well.

VVA chapters, and veterans, may contact Ron Morgan, VVA Chapter 271, at ronald.h.morgan@us.army.mil for additional information, regarding the "Honorable Service and Sacrifice Medallion".

To order, click here and print a PDF order form: “HONORABLE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE MEDALLION”

 


The SACRIFICE REMEMBERED FOUNDATION

The Garden of Sacrifice and Healing is an outgrowth of the popular Freedom Medallion project. The Garden would be a public demonstration of the sentiments felt by Vietnam Veterans toward returning Veterans of current wars and conflicts, that “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another”. May their honorable service and sacrifice never be forgotten. There will be a sculpture set in the Garden to pay homage to the permanently disabled veteran. Two other sculptures will flank the disabled veteran's sculpture, one pays tribute to the recipients of the Purple Heart and the other remembers the veterans listed as POW/MIA. The current design is approximately 1/2 acre in size. The artist renderings above and the garden plan at the right are by Distinctive Design, Salt Lake City, Utah. The design allows visitors to walk across the pond on granite slabs and includes a patio where they can sit and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the garden and consider the service and sacrifices of those who defend and preserve our freedom. The Sacrifice Remembered Foundation was created by Salem VVA Chapter 271 as a non-profit organization to manage this magnificent project. The Foundation should include every Oregon VVA chapter, and all are invited to join. The VVA Oregon State Council is a proud supporter of the Foundation and this project.

If you would like to be involved bringing this project to life, contact Ron Morgan at:

The Sacrifice Remembered Foundation

6319 VETERAN’S PLACE SE

SALEM, OR 97317

Email: rhmorgan@usa.net

503.877.8411

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