It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty 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?
|Chicago Homeless Vets Stand Down: Chicago, Illinois|
|June 9 - 10, 2017 from 8:00am - 4:00pm|
|General Jones Armory|
5200 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
|Homeless Vets Stand Down|
Latest Commentary: Taken from "50 Years of VVAW" by Joe Miller:|
From the National Office
This year we mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW)... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Gimme an "F" by Stephen Sinsley:
There I sat in front of the stage in that warm friendly bar in Milwaukee, gripping a cold beer (or maybe my fifth or sixth) and flashing back to a damp tent and sleeping bag in August of '69. I was 22 at the time and had hitchhiked up from Greenwich Village ... but that's another story.
That night in Milwaukee, Country Joe gave us a nice show, but never did give us more than an "F". He just used it as a teaser. Fucker. But here I was, sitting in a room full of my generation, still angry, still idealistic, and, most importantly still hopeful "after all these years." We have seen too many of our brothers and sisters drop out, burn out, or blow out.
But here we were, more wrinkles than we would want, more pounds than we would want, and more aches and pains than we deserve - but we were here. And we spoke of and drank to those members who were no longer with us. We were here to celebrate VVAW's 35th anniversary... Read More
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