This is the website for the local chapter of Veterans For Peace in Western North Carolina, based in Asheville.
We're also 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.

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 5;00pm to 6:00pm.
MONTHLY MEETING TIME: Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm

Note that we are currently meeting at The Center for Art and Spirit, One School Road, in West Asheville

Our phone # is:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"Walk a mile in her shoes"

This is an annual event in Asheville, and it is to raise funds for Our Voice, a local non-profit serving victims of sexual assault.  Some of the members of Veterans for Peace Chapter 099 took part in the walk this year.  Jim Brown took the pictures below of the event, except where he handed his camera to someone else to snap the photo (or maybe he had a timer?).

 Kim Carlyle, Jim Brown and Lyle Peterson at City-County Plaza.

 Lyle and Kim on the plaza.

 Jim Brown on the plaza.

 Kim Carlyle on the plaza.

 Lyle Peterson, Holly Jones, Jim Brown and Kim Carlyle on the plaza.  Holly is one of our County Commissioners.

Jim Brown in matching helmet, scooter, jacket and shoes.... this is a great photo! 

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