It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-one 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?
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from About Face by Matt Howard:
Almost 14 years ago, Iraq Veterans Against the War was formed by 8 veterans who had just returned from the criminal invasion of Iraq deeply disturbed by what they had taken part in. These young veterans had an urgent need to tell anyone that would listen that the American people were being lied to. This war was inhumane and not about winning hearts and minds, or even about finding weapons of mass destruction. In the years that followed, our organization grew from a handful of folks to thousands who who were united in their desire to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and build a community of like-minded veterans to take action to end these endless wars. Alongside our elders from previous wars we played a critical role in the anti-war movement by bringing home the costs of war... Read More
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