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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Latest Commentary: Taken from "Veterans Fight Back" by Bill Branson:|
From the National Office
The beating of the war drums has picked up significantly, with the 2016 presidential elections campaign well underway... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from The Importance of Standdowns by Jeanne Douglas:
It is a well-established fact that individuals who serve in the military and particularly those who serve in combat are more at risk for homelessness, complex medical issues and mental health problems. In addition, veterans who come home from combat struggle to re-integrate themselves into the family, to remain employed, and to enjoy the social activities that were once an important part of their lives. The obvious common denominator is the experience of combat. There is little argument that we as a country must address the damage done to these men and women, but despite our best efforts, these problems persist. The Homeless Veterans Standdown is one of many ways to address the needs of homeless veterans. For 22 years, the Chicago Standdown has provided a unique opportunity for homeless veterans in our city to gather... Read More
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