It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-seven 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?
|Homeless Vets Standdown: Chicago, Illinois|
|November 21, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|National Guard Armory|
1551 N. Kedzie Ave.
|Standdown for Homeless Vets|
Latest Commentary: Taken from "What We Know and When We Know It" by Meg Miner:|
"They should have known better," said the Vietnam War vet to the Gulf War vet. "I feel bad for what they're going through, but after this long they should have known what they were getting into."
I was calling to request support for IVAW's Operation Recovery... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Veterans F.O.R./VVAW Emergency Food Card Assistance Project by Jim Murphy:
Veterans' Fellowship Of Reconciliation and Vietnam Veterans Against the War has just launched a new project. Because the VA is overwhelmed with the needs of the veterans of the American wars of the past 12 years, we hope to share a model project that provides short-term food relief to young veterans living on the edge. We are donating $50 food cards (gift cards) from Greenstar (our large local food co-op) and Wegmans to Iraq and Afghanistan vets and Vietnam vets. Local veterans and allies are matching the donations of Greenstar and Wegmans.
The 1st Unitarian Society of Ithaca (FUSIT) is the hub for this project. Any veteran that is interested can contact us to arrange a meeting. At FUSIT we will verify their experience and provide a first card. At the initial meeting we will offer assistance and advice with regard to utilizing VA services. We will help with initial transportation and accompaniment, if desired... Read More
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