It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-four years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
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From the National Office
1971 was a year of great crisis in the US. 1971 was also a year of intense struggle, and growth, for VVAW.
2021 is the 50th anniversary of many of VVAW's iconic actions—national, regional, and local: the Playboy ad, the Winter Soldier Inv...|
Taken from "We Have To Be Winter Soldiers" by Bill Branson Read More
View the 1971 50th Anniversary Pages and Guestbook
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from In Loving Memory of Candida "Candi" Mestayer-Culp by John Lindquist:
Candi was one of the strong, wonderful VVAW women. She started in VVAW in late 1972 in the St. Louis chapter.
In April 1973 she moved to Wisconsin and became a very active member of the Milwaukee chapter.
She was active in VVAW's food collective with Louis Stickford and Kelly. The VVAW food collective was on the corner of N. Fratney St. and E. Clarke St in Milwaukee.
Candi also helped out at National meetings, VVAW campouts and most of our demonstrations.
When we "Declared war on the VA" in 1973 Candi was at all the demos. She bravely grabbed a VA police officer by the waist when we were attacked in front of the Milwaukee VA hospital. The photo was on the cover of Winter Soldier in February 1975.
She was active with our Agent Orange struggle and always had time to help veterans in crisis and others in our PVS rap groups.... Read More
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