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.
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Latest Commentary: Taken from "For Peace, Justice, and Veterans Rights" by Bill Branson:|
From the National Office
Eisenhower. Kennedy. Johnson. Nixon. Ford. GHW Bush. Clinton. GW Bush. Obama... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from War Is Beautiful by Ben Chitty (reviewer):
War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict
by David Shields
(powerHouse Books, 2015)
So, why should anyone outside the War Department (or a Legion hut with an open bar) want to produce a coffee-table-sized book called "War Is Beautiful?" Author David Shields explains: "For decades, upon opening the New York Times every morning, and contemplating the front page, I was entranced by the war photographs." On reflection, he realized that the function of these photos was "to sanctify the accompanying descriptions of battle, death, destruction, and displacement." After gathering and contemplating hundreds of these images, he confirmed his intuition: "the governing ethos was unmistakably one that glamorized war and the sacrifices made in the service of war... Read More
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