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.
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Latest Commentary: From the National Office
For fifty years, VVAW has had three continuing missions: agitation to end our war and stop wars like it; therapy in action and discussion for those who fought the war and needed to deal with what was then called Post-Vietnam Syndrome (now PTSD); and, ul...|
Taken from "VVAW Still Teaching the American War in Vietnam: On Burns/Novick "The Vietnam War"" by Joe Miller Read More
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from VVAW Statement Read Outside Trump's American Legion Speech in Reno by Anthony Shafton:
As soon as we learned that President Trump would address the American Legion on August 23 in Reno, a coalition of local activist groups geared up to stage a protest. We had five days. At the final planning meeting, we honed our message for the press and social media. The title for the demo became "We Stand with Our Veterans — Nevada Rejects Hate."
The fatal white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville and the president's despicable performance in response were still fresh in everyone's mind. Even so, the coalition leadership held that our message had to be positive. That's the common wisdom now, it seems, the PR approach, to keep the "messaging" positive. Mine was the sole voice to say that everyone who came to the demo (on our side) would be there against Trump and against his shameful behavior... Read More
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