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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Latest Commentary: Taken from "For Peace, Justice, and Veterans Rights" by Bill Branson:|
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from VVAW Member Ages Well by Joe Miller:
On November 28th, we mark the 100th birthday of one of VVAW's oldest members and supporters. Eleanor M. Wayman was born in Chicago in 1916, one of four siblings (an older brother and sister and a younger sister). Her father served in the Chicago Police force for some time. Her mother died at the age of forty. Of the four siblings, Eleanor and her older brother James served in the military during World War II.
As she tells it, Eleanor just decided to get away from home and away from an uninteresting job, joining the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in March of 1943 at the age of twenty-six. Within that year, the Army had decided to disband the WAAC and replace it with the Women's Army Corps (WAC). So, Eleanor and others in the defunct WAAC were honorably discharged "For the convenience of the Government" after serving only four months and twenty days. They had the option of joining the WAC, but Eleanor decided to wait on this... Read More
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