This is the website for the local chapter of Veterans For Peace in Western North Carolina, based in Asheville.
For the most complete and current content about our activities and issues, please visit us on Facebook: Veterans For Peace Chapter 099

You don't have to be a veteran to belong, just a person who wants peace and is committed to taking action to achieve it.

Joan Baez is quoted as saying, "Action is the antidote to despair."

If you feel despair at the many costs and endlessness of our wars please consider joining us in taking action.

Peace and Justice Reading List
Begin with this short book written by the highly decorated Marine General Smedley Butler: "War is a Racket" Click the link to read the book in its entirety on line or download/print it.
Then go on to learn more with this list:

To Become Radicalized in the Cause of Peace, please click here:

Statement of Purpose

We, as military veterans, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others both nationally and internationally

To increase public awareness of the causes and costs of war 

To restrain our governments from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations 

To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons 

To seek justice for veterans and victims of war 

To abolish war as an instrument of national policy. 

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.

For More Information (Including how to become a member):

Join us for the weekly vigil at Pack Square Vance Monument, Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
MONTHLY MEETING TIME: The Third Tuesday of each month from 5:45PM to no later than 7:15PM. Held at The Block off biltmore, 39 South Market Street, Asheville.

All are welcome; please join us!

Our phone # is:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The Second Annual Asheville International Day of Peace celebration, 4:30 to 7:30 PM at Pack Square. 
Mike Ferner, Executive Director of Veterans for Peace National Office will speak.  Entertainment includes Daniel Barber, Gerri LittleJohn, Deja Vu & Rhonda Weaver, Thomas Rain Crowe, and Greg Olsen.  For more information: 
Sponsored/endorsed by Veterans for Peace Chapter 099, Asheville Peacetown, Arts to People, the local UN Association, the B'hai community, the Mountain Area Interfaith Forum, the Social Action
Committee of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and other faith groups.


  1. There is a rain location: The Friendship Hall of the UCC church at 20 Oak Street. Just around the corner from Pack Place. Easy walking distance from one location to the other. We would still love to have this event outside if possible. Only 50% chance of rain in the late afternoon. That is a 50% chance it will not be raining. Those odds could change. A decision will be made by 2pm. Please check back.

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