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. ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html
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): www.veteransforpeace.org
Join us for the weekly vigil at Pack Square Vance Monument, Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
Once a month, Veterans for Peace Chapter 099 does a street cleanup on Roberts Street. This is the street of the Phil Mechanic Building, where the Veterans for Peace office is located. Above is Jim Brown with some bags of trash. And below is Lyle Peterson, Kim Carlyle, and Jim Brown. The Phil Mechanic Building is in the background. I was confused on the start time, so I got there just in time to snap these photos. Good work guys! The street and the parking lot look a lot better since we started doing this on a monthly basis.
Weekly VigilStand for Peace at Pack Square Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm. Join us in a year-round tradition (rain or shine, snow, cold or heat) that's been going on uninterrupted since before the US invaded Iraq.
Chapter Meeting The Third Tuesday of each month from 6:00PM to no later than 7:30PM. Held at Asheville Friends Meeting, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville 28804