From the National Office
Welcome to the Fall 2013 issue of The Veteran!
Veterans Memorial, Chicago, Illinois.
Why are we Vietnam Veterans Against THE War? We have been asked — and have answered — that question often over the decades since the war ended. But the answers bear repeating.
The US war against Vietnam was the war WE fought in. Our experiences are not monolithic. Some of us served overseas, some never did. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or National Guard. Enlisted or drafted. Whatever our experience, it is THE war, and our opposition to it, that defines us — and our generation, and our country — to this very day.
Some of us might not think about it every minute or every day, but it is still there. There are those of us who can't make it go away when we close our eyes. It's as if 40 plus years have never happened and we are still right there... Read More