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Vietnam Veterans of America Town Hall Meeting on Generational Effects of Agent Orange/Dioxin

Sat Jun 19th, 2010 1pm-3pm
Veterans Affairs
Venue: State House, Room 11
115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602 (Map) (Set as Local)
Vietnam Veterans of America Town Hall  Meeting on Generational Effects of Agent Orange/Dioxin Montpelier Vermont

A Town Hall meeting to discuss the birth defects, cancers, and learning disabilities affecting the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010, at 1:00 pm, at the State House, Room 11, in Montpelier, Vermont..

"We cannot be silent about the effects of Agent Orange on our veterans and our children in the face of overwhelming evidence connecting many diseases and birth defects to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam," said John Miner, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Vermont State Council. "This is one of the last great battles our Vietnam veterans are fighting."

The forum will explore issues surrounding Agent Orange exposure, including scientific information, health effects, intergenerational birth defects, personal stories of exposure and illness, and methods for educating the public and elected representatives about the issues of Vietnam veterans, their children, and their families.

Invited guests include Sen. Pat Leahy, Sen. Bernard Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch. "It is fitting for Vietnam Veterans of America to choose Montpelier as the venue for this important forum as Vermont has long been at the forefront of Vietnam veterans issues. In fact, the first chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America was founded in 1979 in Rutland," noted Miner. In keeping with VVA's founding principle, "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another," Vietnam veterans throughout the state of Vermont continue to fight for the welfare of our nation's veterans from all wars.

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