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.
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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 In Memory of Horace Coleman by W. D. Ehrhart:
I am deeply saddened by the news that Horace Coleman has died, though it doesn't come as a surprise. I had known he was in poor health for some time. I only ever met Horace twice: a long time ago when a group of us veteran-poets read in New York City—I think it was at the Public Theatre in the early 1980s, and again at the VVAW 40th Anniversary in Chicago—but I've known of him and been in touch with him since 1975 when Jan Barry and I were compiling Demilitarized Zones: Veterans After Vietnam. We used several of Horace's poems in that book. He subsequently published several collections of his own, including Between a Rock & a Hard Place and In the Grass, and when I was putting together Carrying the Darkness: the Poetry of the Vietnam War in 1985, and Unaccustomed Mercy: Soldier-Poets of the Vietnam War in 1988, Horace ended up with multiple poems in both books... Read More
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