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.
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Latest Commentary: From the National Office
For fifty years, VVAW has had three continuing missions: agitation to end our war and stop wars like it; therapy in action and discussion for those who fought the war and needed to deal with what was then called Post-Vietnam Syndrome (now PTSD); and, ul...|
Taken from "VVAW Still Teaching the American War in Vietnam: On Burns/Novick "The Vietnam War"" by Joe Miller Read More
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from RECOLLECTIONS: 1972 Republican Convention by William Shelton:
Our vacation was over and it was back to politics.
About two weeks later, George, Ralph and I loaded ourselves into George's van and began a three-day drive to Miami Beach to participate in the festivities surrounding the Republican National Convention. We would be joining nearly five thousand other street delegates, including a large VVAW contingent. Linda hadn't been able to get any more time off from work, so Janet came up to stay with her while we were gone.
As we neared Miami, we saw cars, vans, trucks, all filled with long-hairs, apparently headed in the same direction. There were hundreds of others hitchhiking. We crammed as many as we could into the van.
Things got off to a rapid start. Shortly after we arrived at Flamingo Park, where we had created a "liberated zone," six members of the American Nazi Party seized the stage. The crowd, filled with hippies, yippies, zippies and other assorted malcontents from American society, was angry... Read More
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