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:

TO DONATE TO OUR WORK IN THE CAUSE OF PEACE: Please send a check for your tax-deductible donation to our mailing address shown below or use PayPal. THANK YOU!

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 6:00PM to no later than 7:30PM. Held at Asheville Friends Meeting, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville 28804
All are welcome; please join us!

Our phone # is:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Veterans for Peace office - prior to street clean up

 John and Kim and Ron and Jim posing for a picture.

 Susan C. and John and Ron at the office.  Kim C. is visible in the background.

 Kim and John and Ron and Jim and Susan O. in the office. 

Kim and John and Ron and Jim and Susan at the office, just before heading out to pick up the trash.

Street Clean up time

 John S. and Jim D. are discussing business prior to starting to walk the block and pick up the trash.

 Ron and Kim headed up Roberts street and looking for trash.

 Ron and Kim and Jim from the front on Roberts Street.

 Informal picture taken with the sign from the Adopt a Street program.

 Kim and Ron and Jim posing for the photo op by the Adopt a Street Sign
End result - does not look like a lot, but it took a while to get this picked up.  Ron and Kim in the photo.