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.
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?
When VVAW was formed in 1967, we were about opposition to an illegal and immoral war that was chewing up our generation and untold numbers of the Vietnamese people. We became part of the largest social movement in history that organized for peace and real social justice. We engaged in peaceful f...|
Taken from " Fascism is Not an Option" by Vietnam Veterans Against the War National Office Read More
View the 1971 50th Anniversary Pages and Guestbook
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Standing On Our Children's Shoulders by Diane Ford:
Fifty years ago, VVAW was called upon by Martin Luther King, Jr. to help fight racism in Watts, Los Angeles. The union of anti-war veterans and The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was powerful stuff. The community demanded an end to the deadly practice by local police of pulling the wrong people, from the wrong beds, at the wrong addresses with no recourse. Combining the strength and resources of multiple peace organizations terrified President Nixon. By written accounts documented by historians like Gerald Nicosia, the president feared that these leaders would ultimately create a coup, storm the White House and pull them all from their beds. To lay these efforts down, Nixon called upon expensive public resources to stop the efforts of anti-war leaders and the demonstrations they organized in places like Miami, San Clemente and yes, Watts.... Read More
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