It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-seven 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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|Homeless Vets Standdown: Chicago, Illinois|
|November 21, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|National Guard Armory|
1551 N. Kedzie Ave.
|Standdown for Homeless Vets|
Latest Commentary: Taken from "What We Know and When We Know It" by Meg Miner:|
"They should have known better," said the Vietnam War vet to the Gulf War vet. "I feel bad for what they're going through, but after this long they should have known what they were getting into."
I was calling to request support for IVAW's Operation Recovery... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Betrayal: Toxic Exposure of US Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up by Aaron Davis (reviewer):
Betrayal: Toxic exposure of US Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up
Robert O'Dowd and Tim King
(O'Dowd and King, 2014)
Betrayal is a true story of US Marines who were exposed to carcinogens, injured, and continue to fight for health care and compensation. The Marine Corps leadership at Marine Corp Air Station El Toro, CA, denied ownership of a major trichloroethylene (TCE) plume spreading off base into Orange County for 16 years, may have ordered the shredding of records, and the burial of 55 gallon drums containing TCE on base to hide them from the Marine Corps Inspector General after their use was not authorized. Thousands of veterans and their families were once stationed at El Toro, the premier Marine Corps jet fighter base closed in July 1999. On the East Coast, legislation to provide health care for Camp Lejeune, NC, an active military installation, was passed in the 112th Congress in August 2012 through the Janey Ensminger Act... Read More
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