Veterans for Peace is an educational and humanitarian
non-profit organization dedicated
to the abolishment of war.
Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary. We know the consequences of American foreign policy because once, at a time in our lives, so many of us carried it out. We find it sad that war seems so delightful, so often, to those that have no knowledge of it. We will proudly, and patriotically, continue to denounce war despite whatever misguided sense of euphoria supports it.
Therefore, we, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serving the cause of world peace.
To this end we will work with others:
1. Toward increasing public awareness of the costs of war.
2. To restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly,
in the internal affairs of other nations.
3. To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons.
4. To seek justice for veterans and victims of war.
5. To abolish war as an instrument of national policy.
We urge all people who share this vision to join us.
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The Ventura County Chapter (VCVFP, chapter 112) was founded in August 2004. Chapter 112 has as a primary project the formidable educational task of introducing and disclosing military alternatives to local area high school youth. The chapter proudly funds annual high school scholarships to participating seniors.
VCVFP shares its goals and objectives with the following organizations: Military Families Speak Out; Gold Star Families Speak Out; Gold Star Families for Peace; Iraq Veterans Against the War and United for Peace and Justice.
Local chapters continue to conduct educational forums, demonstrations and ongoing Iraq/Afghanistan memorial displays like Arlington West, to remember the growing human cost of the war, to end the occupation and to bring our troops home now!
VCVFP has regular monthly meetings in Oxnard at the North Oxnard United Methodist Church (2300 W. Gonzales Rd.) on the first Tues of the month.