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Operation Dewey Canyon III

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Operation Dewey Canyon III
April 18-23, 1971
Washington, DC

Operation Dewey Canyon III: A Limited Incursion into the Country of Congress.
On April 18, 1971, about a thousand members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War arrived in Washington, DC and set up a campsite near the Lincoln Memorial. Over the next week, VVAW members were arrested for singing on the steps of the Supreme Court, demanding that the justices stop avoiding the issue and rule on the war's constitutionality. We marched on Arlington Cemetery, joining with Gold Star Mothers, who were barred from laying a wreath. We held a candlelight march around the White House. We lobbied and testified to congress. We engaged in guerilla theater. On April 23, over 2,000 of us marched on the Capitol and returned our medals.

On this page are links to articles about Dewey Canyon III published in VVAW's newspapers over the years, videos of the events, and photo galleries of some of these moments.

We encourage all of you were there, or affected by the events, to leave your memories in the guest book. Some of these will be published in a future issue of The Veteran. To submit longer memories and/or photos, email vvaw@vvaw.org.

Articles about Dewey Canyon III