It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-five 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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From the VVAW National Office
As we approach another Veterans Day and as many of us are in our seventh decade of living, we have much to be concerned about. The war in Ukraine still continues, our hard won freedoms are under attack, and the fascist hordes are at the gates. We fe...|
Taken from "Stand Up For Your Rights" by Bill Branson Read More
View the 1971 50th Anniversary Pages and Guestbook
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Watching 'Nam Flicks: The Deer Hunter vs. Apocalypse Now in Particular by John Crandell (reviewer):
All of these years later and I wake from a Covid dream late in May. I've just wandered through Martin Sheen's cluttered apartment. The floor, the cabinets, walls, and ceiling are all purple haze. I need a shower and the bath is overgrown with blue elephant grass. Stinking, I go into the field instead and pointman Scheppers is blasting a sawed-off shotgun. I grab and aim but never fire. In '81, at his 300-square-foot mansion on Yosemite Drive, he and I argued about the merits of The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now. A decade had already elapsed since we'd been reassigned from Nam to Fort Hood. He was down on both films due to his wont of verisimilitude. I tried to point up the expressive wonders of the latter but to no avail. His Air Cav bud nicknamed Gridsquare once said of him that he'd ate too much raw sauerkraut and no amount of Budweiser would ever make up for it. His parents experienced World War II in situ in Germany.... Read More
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