31 MAY 21 Memorial Day 989 Cruises The NNS Veterans Home
After concluding devotions at the Northern Nevada State Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, Members of Chapter 989 with our Flag Trailer were joined by other members of local veterans organizations and local car and motorcycle clubs to “Cruise” the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home in Sparks. The cruise is our way of letting the residents know that they are not forgotten, especially on this most hallowed day of the year for veterans and their families. What started as an “afterthought” after the Fernley Memorial Day event in 2020 has grown into a good size “Cruise” in 2021. Who knows…perhaps we’ll actually publicize and make the cruise “official” in 2022 and use the occasion as a fund raiser for the residents of the Vets home.
25 MAY 21 NNS Veterans Home Planter Project
15 MAY 21 Hawthorne Armed Forces Day Parade
Sierra Nevada Chapter 989 VVA Color Guard Trailer receives the trophy- Military Division Award at the Hawthorne Armed Forces Day Parade on May 15th.
28 MAR 21 The Vietnam War Veterans Remembrance Day Hawkins Amphitheater Bartley Ranch Reno
11 NOV 20 Veterans Day at NNS Veterans Home
12 NOV 19 Giving Thanks Dinner/ Scholarship Awards at the Bunker
11 NOV 19 1111 Hrs Veterans Day Parade Reno
3 OCT 19 NNS Veterans Home Open House
Sep 2019 989 AVVA at Homeless Veteran Stand Down
AUG 2019 Gary Meckler FINAL SALUTE
03 AUG 19 Aces Ballpark POW/MIA Military Night
AUG 19 Hot August Nights, Sparks, NV
29 JUN 19 Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Unveiled
Nevada’s first Gold Star Family Memorial Monument was unveiled on the grounds of The Northern Nevada State Veterans Home in Sparks on June 29, 2019.
30 MAR 19 Vietnam War Veterans Remembrance Day
Reno Events Center
01 DEC 18 Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade
DEC 18 989 Color Guard at the National Grazing Lands Conference
15 NOV 18 Chapter 989 Giving Thanks Dinner
11 NOV 18 Veterans Day Parade Reno
31 OCT 18 Sparks Street Renaming Kietzke Lane to
Battle Born Way
13 APR 18 Spartan Pledge VAMC Reno
The VA held a Spartan Pledge in Reno to address suicide among those who’ve served in the military. Members of VVA 989 and AVVA assisted by ushering veterans and helped serve lunch.
The pledge created by Boone Cutler gives veterans a mission to seek another veteran before taking their life – a subject that’s often taboo among veterans.
The Spartan Pledge states: I will not take my own life by my own hand until I talk to my battle buddy first.
28 SEP 17 Take Me Home Huey Project
Displayed at The Nevada Museum of Art Take Me Home Huey® is dedicated to the 2,709,918 Americans that served in Vietnam. With the mission to thank and honor Vietnam veterans for their service and sacrifice, Take Me Home Huey is an Emmy-winning documentary film.
AUG 17 Veteran & Support Governor’s Award
Aug 17 VVA 989 Chapter Picnic
9 AUG 17 VVA National Convention New Orleans
JUN 17 Anniversary Dinner
04 JUL 17 Parade Virginia City
JUN 17 Reno Rodeo Parade
16 FEB 17 VVA 989 Chapter Meeting
25 JAN 17 Sierra Place Senior Living
VVA 989 Members visit NDVS Veterans In Care Program at Sierra Place Senior Living.
2 NOV 17 Celebration Fernley Assisted Living Veterans
29 OCT 16 Nevada Day Parade
AUG 2016 Hot August Nights
22 JUL 14 Washoe County BC Resolution VVA 989
DEC 13 Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America – December 2013 Chapter 989 places Christmas Wreaths on Soldiers Graves at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Fernley, NV
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NOV 13 Giving Thanks Dinner
November 2013 – Chapter 989 Giving Thanks Dinner with BSA Troop 1 helping out for all Members and Guests.
11 NOV 13 Veterans Day
Veterans Day 2013 – Chapter 989 holds annual Agent Orange Outreach at the Veterans Guest in Reno. Also The Chapter 989 Honor Guard marches in Veterans Day Parade in Reno, Nevada.
NOV 13 Hillside Elementary School Lunch WW II Vets
November 2013 – Hillside Elementary School in Lockwood, Nevada, hosts a Veterans Appreciation for WW2 Veterans !
20 OCT 13 Candlelight Vigil for Bob Sperry
Bob Sperry, Past President of VVA Chapter 989, killed during a robbery at the Bank of America in Reno, on October 16, 2013.
OCT 13 Missing In America Project Mass Internment
Missing In America Project (MIAP) Mass Internment, Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Fernley.
Summer 2013 Outreach at Wal-Mart Outreach
27 MAY 13 Memorial Day Veterans Cemetery Fernley
DEC 12 Wreaths Across America Veterans Memorial Cemetery
OCT 12 Traveling Vietnam Wall at Mills Park, Carson City.
VVA 989 members Bob, Gary & Rick visit the Traveling Vietnam Wall.
JUN 12 Chapter VVA 989 Happy Birthday Potluck Dinner !
31 May 12 Memorial Service for WW II Veteran in Portola, CA.
AUG 11 VVA Convention
Hope you have enjoyed viewing the photos of the past Activities of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 989 Reno Nevada.
Thank you for your time!