It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-nine 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.
Will you join us?
Latest Commentary: Taken from "Veterans Fight Back" by Bill Branson:|
From the National Office
The beating of the war drums has picked up significantly, with the 2016 presidential elections campaign well underway... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Remembering Our Brother Dave Curry by Orlando Tizon:
When I arrived in Chicago in the early 1990s, some of the first people I got to know were Barry Romo and Bill Branson. They invited me to a VVAW cook out. It was during one of those cook outs that I first met Dave at Barry's old apartment.
We immediately got to talking. I pulled him to a corner of the house and invited him to join me with his beer and hotdog. I was especially excited when he said that he was a sociologist teaching in St. Louis. I was surprised to see a sociologist among a group of vets from all sorts of backgrounds and experiences, all related to the Vietnam war. But not a sociologist in this crowd! I told myself. But there he was.
I told him that I was planning to enroll in graduate school in Chicago and take up sociology. He very kindly asked me why I wanted to do this and I told him I wanted to go back to teaching. He gave me a few tips about graduate school in the US and about teaching... Read More
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