It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-three 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
A large percentage of us volunteered for service in Vietnam. At the time, we bought in to the lies being told us about the war, and about America. Some of us began to see the truth during the war, but things didn't really sink in until we came home. Many...|
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from The Early Days of Our Paper by Edward Damato:
In your hands is Volume 50, Number 2 of VVAW's national newspaper, The Veteran. It started off as First Casualty, then Winter Soldier, and then became The Veteran. We decided to look back at the early days of VVAW's newspapers and get memories from some of the key organizers who worked on the paper over the years. See last issue for recollections from Barry Romo and Pete Zastrow and elsewhere in this issue by Bill Shunas. Here are excerpts from an interview with former VVAW National Office member Ed Damato
Ed Damato at the VVAW National Office in Chicago, 1973.
Fifty years is a long time, but give it a few moments, and memories can come flooding back. I first worked on the paper when it was called Winter Soldier in 1973. Before that it was The First Casualty the name drawn from the words of Aeschylus, the ancient Greek writer, "in war, truth is the first casualty...... Read More
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