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 Battle Green Vietnam by Tom Gery (reviewer):
Battle Green Vietnam: The 1971 March on Concord, Lexington, and Boston
by Elise Lemire
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021)
Operation POW, a Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) protest, occurred fifty years ago this Memorial Day weekend. Professor of Literature Elise Lemire has documented the historic three day operation in a book, Battle Green Vietnam: The 1971 March on Concord, Lexington, and Boston.
The Vietnam War spanned a period of time when the post WWII generation was coming of age, as was student activism. The early "boomers" were turning draft age in 1964, the same year the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution made US military involvement official. By April 1968 troop build up reached more than a half million. It was the first televised war. Nightly news brought the destruction and horror into the American living room.... Read More
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