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.
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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
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Fighting Racists Then and Now by Barry Romo:
VVAW has been anti-racist from the beginning. Whether it was the racism of the generals who drafted and put minorities out of proportion to their percentage on the front lines in Vietnam, the labeling and treating of all Vietnamese as "gooks," or your local KKK groups and Nazis. In the first issue of our newspaper, The First Casualty, on the front cover is a picture of Nazis (when you wear a swastika you are a Nazi, not a neo-Nazi). The headline reads: "Lifeline to Cairo" (Illinois). The civil rights labeled it one of the most racist places in America. The local African American minister asked if we could send a convoy to bring attention to what was going on. We did. For years after, in places where African Americans came and asked for support with convoys of goods or just bodies, we went.
In 1972, we brought in 1,500 VVAW member to the Nixon-GOP Convention in Miami Beach, Florida... Read More
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