Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Veterans of America, will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at FOP Lodge 3, 1584 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover.
Chapter 850 is active in the community and includes more than 230 members and 35 associate members. The chapter, the largest in Delaware, engages in community outreach, including scholarships for local students and fundraisers for community organizations throughout the year.
Chapter 850 is best known for building the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park on South Little Creek Road, Dover, honoring Kent Countians lost in Vietnam, Korea and the Middle East.
The site is also home to a Gold Star Mother and Family Memorial, a Huey 'Dustoff’ helicopter, a War Dog memorial and a POW/MIA Chair of Honor.
It hosts three well-attended annual events that are open to the public: March 28 for Vietnam Veterans Day; Memorial Day; and Veterans Day. All ceremonies are at 2 p.m. Each incorporates a child from the audience to lead the pledge of allegiance. The keynote speaker for the March 28 event will be announced at the meeting.
All Vietnam and era veterans are welcome to the chapter’s meetings regardless of membership.
For more, call 697-8384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.