It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-one 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?
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from My 1968: Vietnam, RFK, the "Police Riot," and Nixon's Election by Joe Miller:
Following the shocks of LBJ's decision not to run in '68 and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination (and nationwide urban uprisings) in early spring, the April 27 demonstration in Chicago was the first post-Navy step into actual anti-war activity on my part. I would not call it 'radicalization,' since I was merely more liberal since I voted for Barry Goldwater in 1964 (that's a story for another time). Along with my Dad, I saw hope for ending the war in Robert F. Kennedy's campaign for the presidency, but I was also willing to engage in peaceful protest against the Vietnam War - which, in 1968, was still seen by too many as 'radical,' even 'treasonous.'
As I completed my first quarter of classes at Circle Campus in late May, things were heating up.... Read More
BEWARE OF VVAW-AI