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.
Will you join us?
|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 Celebrate IVAW's History by Aaron Hughes:
I have been thinking a lot about those long-time members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) who have been building IVAW from the ground up. I know it can be hard to look back at the last decade of activism, organizing, and community building, and feel a sense of great accomplishment in light of how deeply entrenched the military now is in the Middle East, the growing instability throughout the region, the lasting impacts of US intervention on the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the painful effect on the veterans' community. It is hard for many to remember the massive amount of work that we have done over the past decade and the victories that we have fought for.
I have been thinking a lot about the new members joining IVAW. Some of them are still in the military while others have been out for some time, but all of them have realized that the military experience is not what they had hoped for... Read More
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