No ticker-tape parades greeted those men and women who returned from the war. No handshakes, no thank-yous. So those men and women turned to each other and formed Vietnam Veterans of America. But even as they banded together and formed the bonds that would help them survive the peace, they made a vow: Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another. True to its vow, VVA takes a keen interest in the veterans of other conflicts, both older veterans and the young veterans coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Addressing their concerns and problems, such as chemical exposure, PTSD, readjustment, education and training, and health - the same issues that for so many years troubled Vietnam Veterans.