It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-eight 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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|2015 Homeless Veteran's Standdown at DuPage County Fairgrounds : Wheaton, Illinois|
|June 18 - 19, 2015|
|Dupage County Fairgrounds|
2015 Manchester Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
|Homeless Vets Standdown|
Latest Commentary: Taken from "No New War in the Middle East" by Bill Branson:|
From the National Office
After Vietnam Veterans Against the War's (VVAW) 47 years, we are again witnessing the US at war in Iraq and Syria. Our country seems to be on the warpath, doomed to make the same mistakes yet again, not having learned the real lessons from our war... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Jim Proffitt - RIP by Yesenia Flores:
Jim Proffitt. I have to admit that I heard that name in full when I learned of his passing but I immediately knew the face. I knew his drive, his commitment, his sacrifices, his laugh. I knew him.
Virginia and Jim Proffitt receiving VVAW's Winter SoldierAward from VVAW board member Bill Branson at theSummer 2013 Veterans Homeless Standdown in Chicago.
For years I worked side by side with him throughout the Standdown for Homeless Vets events and in those moments I am surrounded by incredible human beings who sacrificed their life for our country and then went on to fight for the rights of Vets that are not as fortunate as they were when they got out of the military. Jimmy was one of these amazing human beings, and for this and many more reasons he will be truly and deeply missed.
I know that the family atmosphere I get when I come in at six in the morning ready to sweat and work the day away will never be the same without Jimmy there... Read More
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