Symbolism of the VVA Flag

The VVA flag is an elegant presentation of American veterans’ service in the Vietnam War. VVA Flags are proudly displayed at all Vietnam Veterans of America meetings and functions and in Veterans Affairs Committee chambers of both the U.S. Senate and the US House of Representatives.


The background color is golden yellow, the primary color of the Vietnam Service Ribbon.

In the “hoist” of the flag, the seventeen brown stars, arranged in three vertical rows, represent the seventeen official campaigns of the Vietnam War.


The insignia of VVA, including the identification inscription Vietnam Veterans of America is centered between the campaign stars and the “fly” of the flag. The VVA insignia incorporates the colors and stripes of the Vietnam Service Ribbon, which was awarded to all men and women who served in Southeast Asia and the contiguous waters or air space thereover from July 4, 1965, through March 28, 1973.


Surrounding the insignia, in natural colors, is a wreath containing a laurel branch and a sheaf of rice stalks. The two are tied together at the base with a strand of black barbed wire. The rice represents Southeast Asia, and the laurel signifies honor to all who served there. The black barbed wire serves as a reminder of the POWs and MIAs who are still unaccounted for

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Symbolism of the VVA Flag & Keychain