It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-four years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
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From the National Office
1971 was a year of great crisis in the US. 1971 was also a year of intense struggle, and growth, for VVAW.
2021 is the 50th anniversary of many of VVAW's iconic actions—national, regional, and local: the Playboy ad, the Winter Soldier Inv...|
Taken from "We Have To Be Winter Soldiers" by Bill Branson Read More
View the 1971 50th Anniversary Pages and Guestbook
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Sharing Experiences In Songs Is Helping Vietnam Vets to Heal by Bill Christofferson (reviewer):
An album of songs based on the experiences of Vietnam era veterans, titled The Last Thing We Ever Do, is nearing completion and scheduled for release in August by Warrior Songs, a non-profit helping veterans heal from the trauma of war. A number of VVAW members have been involved in the project.
The CD will feature 15 songs created by professional songwriters from the firsthand testimony of Vietnam era veterans, brought to life by professional studio musicians. Copies of the CDs are made available to veterans and veteran non-profits free of charge.
The stories behind the songs come from Vietnam veterans sharing their experiences, some at Warrior Songs retreats, which help veterans heal through the creative arts, others through personal conversations and interviews.
"This album is about healing, and also about reconciliation," said Jason Moon, an Iraq war combat veteran plagued by severe PTSD who founded Warrior Songs to help other veterans heal through the arts.... Read More
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