The Vietnam Veterans of America Flag was developed to honor the U.S. veterans that served in Vietnam. The 3’x5′ nylon flag is a symbolic representation of the Vietnam War and the efforts by the United States military.
The background color is golden yellow, the primary color of the Vietnam Service Ribbon.
In the “hoist” area of the flag, the seventeen brown stars, arranged in three vertical rows, represent the seventeen official campaigns of the Vietnam War.
In 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 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.