From the National Office
This year we mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). In New York City on April 15, 1967, a small number of Vietnam veterans marched together during a huge anti-war protest under a hastily-produced banner declaring them to be "Vietnam Veterans Against the War." That was the impetus for the eventual establishment of VVAW in June of 1967.
VVAW, New York City, 1967.
By 1967, many of us who eventually joined VVAW were in different places in our lives. Many of us were in uniform after serving for a number of years and moving against the war. Some had already served and were looking for a way to stop their war. Even more had recently joined the military thinking they were defending their country, "Killing Commies for Christ," as they were told. Greater numbers were still too young to serve, but would be sucked into the draft machine too soon.... Read More