It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-eight 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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|Chicago Homeless Vets Stand Down: Chicago, Illinois|
|November 10, 2015 from 8AM - 3pm|
|National Guard Armory|
1551 N. Kedzie Ave.
|Winter Homeless Vets Standdown|
Latest Commentary: Taken from "From the National Office" by Bill Branson:|
Fifty years ago, in 1965, the US began the ground war in Vietnam, and forty years ago, Saigon was taken and the US under President Ford declared the Vietnam War over... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Exploiting Korean War POWS by Ben Chitty (reviewer):
Name, Rank and Serial Number: Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and AbroadBy Charles S. Young
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
Every day on my way to work I drive by P.S. 8, my local public elementary school, where the POW-MIA flag flies beneath the US flag. These days it seems more like an ironic celebration of Gitmo than any genuine patriotic sentiment, and surely it's a deceptive symbol to show to children. The use of POWs for propaganda and indoctrination, a.k.a. education, turns out to have some history.
Professor Young has done some amazing research and published an extraordinary contribution to our understanding of the Forgotten War, and to the hidden history of our government's political use of prisoners of war in the Cold War.
The story of the war itself is briefly told. On June 25, 1950, forces of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK) crossed the 38th parallel into the Republic of Korea... Read More
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