"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."
” Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. Our chapter received its charter in December 1989 as a non-profit veteran’s service organization under The Vietnam Veterans of America and the Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (19)
Vietnam Field Cross Memorial In the early 1990’s, Mary L. Rahm had a vision that she introduced to her son-in-law Larry Brown. The Arizona Field Cross Fund Committee which raised funds for the  purchase and the placement of a bronze sculpture “Field Cross Memorial” now located at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix Arizona was established. After several long years of hard work, reconfiguring of the memorial from outside to inside, fund raising, and government interaction with the National Cemetery System in Washington D.C., all the necessary approvals were received. Larry worked with John Smither of Eldorado Springs, Missouri who designed the initial rendering. After several more years, Larry found Larry Peters and worked with him to complete Smither’s basic design.  Larry, along with Dusty Rhoades and Terry Nolan  wrote a letter to the Arizona State Council introducing the original bronze titled “Tranquil Ground”. Larry stated that it is a work that communicates a sense of honor, healing, and that stands as an appropriate memorial for veterans of the Vietnam War-both living and dead. “Tranquil Ground” will be now known as “Field Cross”. The memorial was dedicated on September 22nd, 2001 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Larry stated that “This will not only serve as a monument to those who were lost in Vietnam, but also as a symbol of the American Spirit”.