It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-two 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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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Back in the Day by Dennis Randall:
Back in the day, I was an active member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. I was one of the voices of the unwilling forced to fight another man's battle. Why should I wage war to oppose a person's choice of government? Political systems come and go, but nations endure. Freedom includes the right of a people to choose their own tyrants.
Uncounted vigils and protests later, the war ended. I set aside my colors, but not my values. I did my best to blend-in politically as I campaigned successfully for political office in my dark red town.
A few weeks ago my son took me to the old Weymouth Air Station a few miles south of Boston, Massachusetts. He wanted me to visit "The Wall That Heals," a scaled-down replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. I could not stop my tears as I stood before the display of names. Such a waste of beautiful lives. And for what? Was that war even necessary? I feed my family with products from Vietnam.... Read More
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