It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-six 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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From the National Office
50 years ago, in January 1973, the Paris Peace Accords were signed, and many assumed the war was over. In fact, the US continued the killing for two more years.
Even then, with the US defeat and withdrawal in 1975, the shooting and bombing b...|
Taken from "Serving the Children of Vietnam" by Bill Branson Read More
View the 1971 50th Anniversary Pages and Guestbook
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Leonard Shelton 1964-2023 by Johanna Buwalda:
The world lost a great man, and I lost my friend in May. Leonard was a loving and lovable man with a very hurt but gentle soul, visible to anyone who cared to look.
Leonard was a proud Marine who, like many veterans, felt strongly that his and his friends' lives and mental health had been sacrificed for unjustified wars. He could never find peace around this and felt betrayed by the military and the VA system.
For over a decade, we talked daily to make sense of his life as a child and warrior and figure out how to live as a veteran and build relationships that nurtured him. Leonard had great difficulty believing he was worthy of friendship and often tried to push me away to prove that. Many years later, he thanked me for never leaving despite his attempts.
I traveled back and forth to Cleveland, Ohio, many times to care for him and help him find some joy in his life.... Read More
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