Join us for the weekly vigil at Pack Square Vance Monument, Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:00pm.

On the air (Veterans Voices), & in person (VFP HQ)

NEW MEETING TIME: Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm

Visit VFP HQ at Phil Mechanic Studios, 10
9 Roberts St., Asheville, NC 28801 (828-258-1800). Hours: Tue-Sat 11am to 3 pm

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Peace Walkers - August 1 and 2, 2015

 Ken Jones is carrying the Vets for Peace, Chapter 099, flag.

 Clare Hanrahan and Chris Brown on the Saturday part of the walk.

 The whole group on Sunday morning.

Jim Brown, Susan Oehler and Ken Jones are member of Vets for Peace Chapter 099 
and in the front row in this photo. In the back row is Chris Berg on far left.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Veterans for Peace at Move to Amend Rally

Photos originally posted by Jim Brown. This rally was on May 24, 2015.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day ceremony

Below are five pictures from this past Monday's ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at the Roger McGuire Green.

Photos were taken by Garland Walker.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chapter members paint a vet's house

In conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, members of VFP 099 worked at painting a vet's house on 3/30. A big thanks to Ellie Halsey, Rusty Sivils, Charlie St Clair and Garland Walker. A few pictures are above: before and after painting pictures, Ellie at work, Garland and Rusty slapping it on.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Some more pictures of Ronald Harayda

Ron died in December and we had a memorial for him in January. I miss him, and have been missing him for awhile at vigils and such.... he was recently too ill to come to many of those activities.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ronald Harayda -- Rest in PEACE

From War Crimes Times, Vol. III No. 2, Spring 2012:


I've paid some of my dues & I'm doin' my time.
I've been busted for some victimless crime.

Corporate media only feeds you trivial crap
while Soma & toxins drip out of your tap.

Hope is the dope that leads you to dream.
Wake up! Take Action! Carpe Diem!

I've heard all about high crimes & their cost;
crime is the price we pay when compassion gets lost.

Nobody can feel your pain, that's for you alone.
How deep does good go once you've been bad to the bone?

Hope is a dope that keeps you serene.
Wake up! Take Action! Carpe Diem!

When we sow fear on both sides of our shore,
can we let ring our chimes of freedom anymore?

Go where we tell you, don't follow our ways,
& you'll soon discover who profits & who pays.

Hope is a rope that binds you to the machine.
Wake up! Take Action! Carpe Diem!

Can you hear your neighbors' call thru the rhetorical fog
as they are dragged off to some shadowy gulag?

Your children are bedazzled, befuddled & beguiled;
when you dare to ask why you're treated like a child.

Hope is the smokescreen for corporate schemes
Wake up! Take Action! Carpe Diem!

Don't believe all those stories you read & hear,
else you'll find yourself under the shadow of fear.

Hope is the dope that leads you to dream.
Wake up! Take Action! Carpe Diem!

Hope is the dope that keeps you in a dream.
Wake up! Take Action! Carpe Diem!

                                            —Ronald Harayda
—Ronald Harayda
USAF medic '65 to '69
producer of  VFP-TV & Radio
and past president of VFP Chapter 099

Saturday, August 2, 2014