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?
|Chicago Homeless Vets Stand Down: Chicago, Illinois|
|May 30 - 31, 2014|
|National Guard Armory|
5200 S Cottage Grove Ave
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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 Our War, Our Legacy by Bill Branson:
From the National Office
Welcome to the Fall 2013 issue of The Veteran!
Veterans Memorial, Chicago, Illinois.
Why are we Vietnam Veterans Against THE War? We have been asked — and have answered — that question often over the decades since the war ended. But the answers bear repeating.
The US war against Vietnam was the war WE fought in. Our experiences are not monolithic. Some of us served overseas, some never did. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or National Guard. Enlisted or drafted. Whatever our experience, it is THE war, and our opposition to it, that defines us — and our generation, and our country — to this very day.
Some of us might not think about it every minute or every day, but it is still there. There are those of us who can't make it go away when we close our eyes. It's as if 40 plus years have never happened and we are still right there... Read More
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