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 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:

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Christmas parade in Asheville

This parade was on November 17, 2018. It was a lot of fun marching in this parade 
because it was clear the people of Asheville love us. 
Photo by Garland Walker.

 Photo by Garland Walker.

Photo by Garland Walker. 

Photo by St. George Episcopal Church of Asheville, posted on Facebook.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Reclaiming Armistice Day 2018 - 100 Years After the '...War to End All Wars.'

Many don’t realize that what is now Veteran’s Day, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, was originally Armistice Day, marking this year the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. That war that was THE WAR THAT WAS TO END ALL WARS.
How has that worked out? FACTUAL NEWS FOLLOWS...
(White House acknowledges the U.S. is at war in seven countries - Vice News, March 15, 2018
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Veterans For Peace has been celebrating Armistice Day almost since the organization's inception, with a few chapters doing yearly events. However, in 2008 the effort became a national effort with the passage of an official Veterans For Peace resolution. Since then, chapters across the country have b...