Our CVMA patch has a very significant meaning to all of our members which is symbolized as follows:
- Red, representing the blood that has been shed on the battlefield.
- Military Gold, representing all branches of the military service of the United States.
- Black, representing the heavy hearts possessed for those who gave their lives and for those that are considered missing in action or prisoners of war.
- The Skull and Ace of Spade represents the death that war leaves in its wake.
What does it mean to see a person wearing this patch? All of our Full Members are U.S. Armed Forces Combat Veterans. This means that each and every person wearing the patch – as pictured above – served abroad during wartime in a Combat Zone declared by Presidential Executive Order. Many members served in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan (to name a few).
There are other membership types including Support Members – who served in the U.S. Armed Forces; and Auxiliary Members – who are spouses of Full or Support Members.