All of our resolutions passed and we have one returning board member and three new board members! Eric Greatwood is a veteran of the USAF. Dec 18 - Peace on Earth, End of Year Party, 8pm (e) Register here! Attending my grandchildren’s Veterans Day ceremony, I dread going on stage or standing because I know I am the minority, standing there with veterans who had been to combat. In all, there will be fifteen books in the series covering a multitude of different jobs the Cold War veterans served in over the years. "So much of our military hardware gets made here and is sent overseas and used in proxy wars and in purposes that don’t really serve the security of the United States itself," Veterans for Peace's Gerry Werhan said.". WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — There were fewer bikers and walkers at Salem Lake in Winston-Salem. Its members include veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War as well as those of various 21st-century conflicts. 2:53. Become an … We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something.” Cold War veterans were the “wall” around the world that kept the Soviets behind the “Iron Curtain.”. We appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm, patience and commitment to keeping each other and our staff safe. Veterans for Peace gather for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Minnesota State Capitol mall, Nov. 11, 2014, in St. Paul. Veterans for Peace (VFP) headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri. The series is a documentary style nonfiction history of the Cold War told through the careers of the veterans who served during this critical time in history. This year things looked a bit different because of the pandemic. Demonstrators push back against Buncombe County incentives for Pratt & Whitney, Keep Active, Fight Hard and Wear a Damn Mask, Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Biden Can Start Fixing on Day One, Local veterans ask Wisconsin to give COVID vaccine priority to prisoners, Veterans for Peace Remembering Four Nuns, discussing white supremacy and finally Biden's cabinet, King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign, The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY), Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign. 4pm (C), 5 pm (E) on FB Live or the Veterans For Peace YouTube channel. We invite veteran members from all branches of the military to join us. Peace At Home, Peace Abroad! Veterans in Germany served near ground zero of a nuclear war had the Soviets ever crossed the border. They trained and prepared hard, knowing their life expectancy was less than forty-eight hours in both “hot-spots.” Stateside units trained just as hard, certain they would be deployed at any moment to face the Soviets somewhere in the world. Every Thursday - Veterans For Peace Social Hour! Chapter 161 (Iowa City, IA) - 2020 Armistice Day Commemoration Jan 4 - New Member Call, 7pm (e), 6pm (c) (For info on the call please email firstname.lastname@example.org), Jan 7 - Truth in Recruitment working group call - Register here, Jan 10 - Chapter reports are due for newsletter. Ruling year info. 1988. Celebrate the end of 2020 with Veterans For Peace, ugly sweater contest, Anti-War caroling and a visit from a jolly icon. The brutal winter wind caused wisps of snow to gather on the hats and scarves of a small group of veterans who were gathered at the Pedestrian Mall Monday morning — in accordance with the 101st Armistice Day, Veterans for Peace Chapter 161 took the day to remember those who have served and reflect on their perceived uselessness of “perpetual wars.” On Armistice Day 2020 fifteen of us from Veterans For Peace, Maine, and other stalwart souls gathered at Monument Square. Check out our Ballot Page for full results. We are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war. We are an organization of military veterans and allies dedicated to exposing the true costs of war and militarism. Celebrate the end of 2020 with Veterans For Peace, ugly sweater contest, Anti-War caroling and a visit from a jolly icon. Watch this short video: https://youtu.be/6pJ3JpPoYLI, TV Interview: https://youtu.be/cjqil-LmKD8, The books are available on Amazon with the eBooks ONLY $2.99 and the paperback ONLY $9.99. Veterans For Peace seeks to promote peace and end war as an instrument of national policy by using our collective voice of experience to educate the public about the true causes, costs and consequences of war and militarism. Or go to Zoom and click join meeting and enter in Meeting ID: 324 812 650 (Please note there will be NO social hour on Thursday, November 26th). We use words like honor, code, loyalty. Stop the Expansion of Nellis Air Force Base! It’s tough being a peacetime veteran in a “wartime” era. I am proud of my service and have no reason to be ashamed of it. Check out other highlights about VFP Members! 529 likes. Vice President Keith Orchard. Jan 1 - Open Mic Night! Ruling year info. Waging Peace and Justice since 1985, Veterans For Peace is dedicated to building a more peaceful world through local and national efforts. Seattle, WA 98103 USA. To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace. 98K likes. Louis MO 63118, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org(314) 725-6005 (office)(314) 227-1981 (fax). Jan 1 - Open Mic Night! Did you know some even feel ashamed when being thanked for their service? Posted: Oct 29, 2020 / 05:38 PM GMT-0500 / Updated: Oct 29, 2020 / 05:38 PM GMT-0500. This is why I am writing the book series “We Were Soldiers Too,” to educate people on what it was like for millions of veterans who are Cold War veterans and dealing with this dilemma. More than half came from the manufacturing of commercial engines used for passengers and cargo. 97K likes. Jim Beeler, President of Peace Church Cemetery Association, says, “The veterans is the one who makes this country free. Earth Day: Exposing The Environmental Costs of War. Image: AP/Jim Mone. Peace At Home, Peace Abroad! If President Donald Trump had gotten his way, the nation would have celebrated the centennial of the World War I armistice last year on Nov. 11 with a massive military parade in Washington, D.C. We had 594 Veteran members and 204 Associate members who voted this year! The US military had some 13,000 troops in Afghanistan a year ago and had reduced the level to 4,500 as of November. 96K likes. Veterans For Peace: Stop Deporting U.S. Veterans - Duration: 2:53. As veterans we know that a day that celebrates peace, not war, is the best way to honor the sacrifices of veterans. Veterans For Peace, St. Louis. Veterans For Peace members in Asheville, North Carolina participated in a Reject Raytheon Demonstration on Dec. 9th. Causes: Arms Control & Peace, International, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans. Although # ArmisticeDay celebrations will look a little different this year, Veterans For Peace is still taking the lead in lifting up the original intention of November 11th – as a day for peace. Dec 23 - StandDown Live! Veterans For Peace, St. Louis. Broadcasting the latest aerial live streams from above. Veterans For Peace 647 views. Congratulations to Michael Dempsey on his re-election and welcome to Susan Schnall, Paul Cox and Ken Mayers! Greater Seattle, Chapter 92 PO Box 31947 . Veterans on the DMZ patrolled with live ammunition and were constantly under the threat of assault from North Korean infiltrators.