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): www.veteransforpeace.org

THE PENTAGON HAS BILLION$ TO SPEND ON WAR. OUR CHAPTER HAS ONLY OUR DUES AND YOUR DONATIONS TO SPEND ON PEACE.
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION BY CHECK MAILED TO THE ADDRESS BELOW, OR BY CLICKING ON THIS PAYPAL BUTTON.
THANK YOU!


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:
(828-490-1872)

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

From the HKonJ 2020 Rally



Photos of Ken Jones representing Veterans for Peace, Chapter 099. Photos taken by Vicki Ryder (of Raging Grannies) at the HKonJ rally in Raleigh on February 8, 2020. 
Ken Jones also sang from the stage at this rally and here is the song he sang (will share a you tube video if one turns up):


Militarized Mind
(Sung to the Tune of “Satisfied Mind” by Johnny Cash)
I grew up a good boy
and I followed the rules
I knew we were good guys
and the rest of ‘em fools

But when I got older
what truth did I find?
That I had been raised with
a militarized mind.
In schools and on TV
They taught us to hate -
that god loved us better,
that our country was great.
But when we got older
what truth did we find?
That we had been raised with
a militarized mind.
We’re told that we’re free
but look at our jails
the poor in our streets
the war that prevails
Now it’s time to wake up
leave the lies all behind,
and free ourselves up from
this militarized mind.

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