Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 243

Our Chapter Mission:

Our Mission is to promote a safe haven for healing, provide avenues of support and comfort for veterans and their families, and to educate and provide a safe place for veterans to come and share their experiences. 


The UH-1H 970 provides an excellant museum platform for all to experience first hand and to hear the sounds of a war nearly forgotten.

Our Chapter Vision:

Our vision for the present and the future is to educate all ages about the War in Vietnam and the use of the Huey helicopter.


We also see the helicopter as being a place of safety and refuge in allowing veterans the chance to remember and share their experiences.


Part of that vision is providing avenues of support not only for the veterans but also for his or her family through different agencies.


Our Chapter Values:

  • Patriotism
  • Americanism
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Fellowship
  • Caring
  • Compassion...and heart!
  • Being grateful for what we have and who we are!



National Park Service volunteer Adam McCabe explains the "history and symbolism" of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, which opened in Washington D.C. in 1982 and honors 58,286 of our fellow Vietnam Veterans who made the "ultimate" sacrifice.

About Us

Plese join us the second Saturday of each month at 09:30 for our membership meeting to discuss and plan upcoming events for the Huey and the Chapter. We meet at American Legion Post 189, 820 SE Vista Drive, Lees Summit 64086

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our veterans and their families. Please visit our Events Calendar and see where the Huey will be next!

Vietnam Veterans of America

Cell for John Williams 816.520.2546