Dewey Canyon III – Vietnam Veterans protest the War

Title

Dewey Canyon III – Vietnam Veterans protest the War

Description

For a week in April 1971, Vietnam veterans camped on the Mall near the Capitol to protest the Vietnam War. The veterans set up camp in defiance of recent court rulings declaring it illegal to sleep on the Mall. The protest was organized by Vietnam Veterans Against the War and named after Operation Dewey Canyon I and II, military invasions of Laos in 1969 and 1971. Veterans attended hearings by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and protested at Arlington National Cemetery, the Supreme Court, and the Pentagon. On the last day of the protest, Veterans threw their medals, discharge papers, and other war mementos onto the steps of the Capitol.

Source

Dewey Canyon III, Vietnam Veterans Against the War. View original.

Date

04/19/1971-04/23/1971

Coverage

Event Sort Date

19710419

Description

For a week in April 1971, Vietnam veterans camped on the Mall near the Capitol to protest the Vietnam War. The veterans set up camp in defiance of recent court rulings declaring it illegal to sleep on the Mall. The protest was organized by Vietnam Veterans Against the War and named after Operation Dewey Canyon I and II, military invasions of Laos in 1969 and 1971. Veterans attended hearings by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and protested at Arlington National Cemetery, the Supreme Court, and the Pentagon. On the last day of the protest, Veterans threw their medals, discharge papers, and other war mementos onto the steps of the Capitol.

Date

04/19/1971-04/23/1971

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

Dewey Canyon III, Vietnam Veterans Against the War. View original.