Welcome to big bend chapter 96

241 Lake Ella Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32303





Knife Show at Sherlock Springs

A wonderful venue and event, be sure not to miss it. Sherlock Springs: 2335 Bloxham Cutoff Road, Crawfordville Florida. Free admission, cash only venue.

  • June 25th: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • June 26th: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Knife Show at Sherlock Springs


Paying tribute to Captain Joseph Harris

"Two local Vietnam soldiers are left forever connected due to a split-second decision. One survived, the other didn’t." ‘It never truly leaves you’: Man who refused to leave side of Tallahassee man in Vietnam pays yearly tribute at gravesite. VVA #96 would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Katie Kaplan for the coverage of this amazing story.

WCTV Article


3rd Annual VVA #96 Field Competition - April 24, 2021

3rd Annual VVA Field Competition

Handgun Safety and CWP Course is $60.00 per person. We have limited seating available so please contact Chapter President Joe West to reserve your seat.

3rd Annual Field Competition Event (Facebook)


Holidays For Heroes - December 5, 2020

Holidays For Heroes

VVA Chapter 96 is delighted to host Holidays for Heroes. Veterans come down to Lake Ella December 5th from 9am-1pm and get a tree, tree stand, and a box of lights to go with it. Remember there are a limited amount so it'll be a first come first serv.


3rd Annual Field Competition - April 18, 2020

We're holding our shooting competition this year on April 18. The last 2 years have had 3 categories, Trap, Handgun accuracy and handgun tactical, this year we've added rifle accuracy and are hosting a Firearms safety class, class participants can also receive their CWP endorsement from this class. Class size is restricted to 16 and a few seats have already been reserved.

Cost for competition is $ 25.00 for first event entered and $ 20.00 for each additional event. Cost for the class is $ 60.00, class participants will get to shoot approximately 100 rounds through a variety of guns.

3rd Annual Field Competition Event (Facebook)


3rd Annual Women Veterans Luncheon - March 28, 2020

3rd Annual Women Veterans Luncheon
American Legion Auxiliary Sauls-Bridges Unit 13 cordially invites all to their Spring and 3rd Annual Women Veterans Luncheon, Saturday March 28 2020 from 11:30AM to 2:00PM at the American Legion Hall, 229 Lake Ella Drive in Tallahassee. Be sure to RSVP by March 14, 2020.


Headstone Restoration at Oakland Cemetery - February 29, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America - Big Bend Chapter #96 with the assistance of VET Events Tally and other volunteers will be restoring headstones of Veteran gravesites, starting at Oakland Cemetery. This will happen monthly until we are able to restore all of the headstones in the area.

Read more at WCTV


Wing Fling - November 9, 2019

Wing Fling 2019
Calling all Wing Masters! The Tallahassee Parrothead Club is hosting a Wing Fling on November 9th. All proceeds will benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America - Big Bend Chapter #96.

Wing Fling 2019 Event (Facebook)

Tallahassee ParrotHead Club


Operation Second Chance Welcome to Tallahassee

Operation Second Chance
VVA Chapter # 96 will be welcoming retired Pennsylvania farmer Ivan Stoltzfus and his 1948 John Deere tractor to Tallahassee as he nears the end of his 5,000 mile journey across America to raise awareness of Veteran needs and issues.

Join us this coming Thursday, October 3 from 6PM to 9PM. We are planning on a very warm Tallahassee welcome at our Lake Ella location. Fun and food for the entire family.

Operation Second Chance Event (Facebook)


Help VVA 96 bring this to Tallahassee

POW-MIA Bracelet
Help VVA 96 bring this 7 foot high replica of a POW-MIA bracelet to Tallahassee by making a tax deductible donation. With your help and support, we can make this happen!

When donating online, please mention "POW MIA Bracelet Donation" in the "Add special instructions" box.

Donate Online (PayPal)

Checks can be made out to VVA 96 and mailed to:

VVA 96
241 Lake Ella Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Please mention "POW MIA Bracelet Donation" in the "for" or "subject" line of the check.





Welcome to the Big Bend Chapter 96, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). You will find information on our site about who we are, things our Chapter is doing and what we have dedicated ourselves to. VVA has a strong commitment to serving all veterans and our communities. God bless America and WELCOME HOME!