It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-eight years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
Explore these pages; see what we've done, what we do, and why we do it. The struggle continues, perhaps these days more than ever. VVAW has never stopped working to protect the welfare of those who served their country.
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Latest Commentary: Taken from "From the National Office" by Bill Branson:|
Fifty years ago, in 1965, the US began the ground war in Vietnam, and forty years ago, Saigon was taken and the US under President Ford declared the Vietnam War over... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from God, Country, and Heroes Like Chris Kyle by R. G. Cantalupo:
I don't like heroes who are self-righteous and justify killing people with abstractions like God-Is-On-Our-Side, the American Flag, and fanatical Patriotism. So when I saw and read "The American Sniper," it brought home my differences as a Vietnam Veteran, a VVAW member, and a survivor of PTSD. And since I am in the middle of finishing my own memoir, "The Light Where Shadows End," I realized how diametrically opposed I am to what the book and movie perpetuates, and the very real dangers of the Chris Kyle world view.
Here is an excerpt from my memoir, offered as contrast and counterpoint to the justification of the mentality that the only good hajji is a dead hajji and the dangerous pro-war attitude it perpetuates.
Excerpt from "The Light Where Shadows End"
"You gotta love this war." Spike said, panning his M-60 on a water buffalo lumbering through the elephant grass.
"You really get off on this shit, don't you Spike?"
"It is what it is... Read More
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