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.
Will you join us?
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from The River Keeps Flowing by VVAW:
From the VVAW National Office
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.—Heraclitus
Demo at the VA, Chicago, September 1974.
Perhaps it is time to contemplate how VVAW has understood and acted in the struggle for change, our particular river.
Many, if not most of us, actually enlisted in the military, many specifically for Vietnam. The world we saw, having experienced the 1940s and 1950s, was black and white, good versus evil, communism against democracy. We, the USA, were the good guys; we wore the white hats. We were going to save the world from evil.
Then, through direct experience inside the military, the world seemed to change around us, as we came to face the reality of the lies we had been taught. We were ready to junk the old black and white way of thinking and replace it with a new black and white way of thinking.... Read More
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