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Veterans For Peace, Inc. (VFP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.
Statement of Purpose
We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others
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.
About Veterans For Peace
Our membership is comprised of veterans from all wars spanning from The Spanish Civil War to the Gulf War, and the Iraq War. These members are distributed among 135 nationwide chapters, and dozens of international affiliations.
Our international activities include working with our affiliations in El Salvador, Russia, Canada, Japan, Guatemala, Viet Nam, the Netherlands, Chiapas (Mexico), France, England, Cuba, Nicaragua, Vieques (Puerto Rico) and numerous others. A member of the Nobel-Peace Prize winning Coalition to Ban the Sale and Use of Landmines, VFP has been undertaking arduous tasks since its inception. From bringing medical aid to Central American nations, evacuating wounded children from war-torn Bosnian hospitals and securing medical treatment for them elsewhere around the globe, or just sitting down with American high school kids so that they may make choices for themselves based on reality, and not myth. We remain firmly committed to the abolition of war.
We know the consequences of American foreign policy because at one 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.
About Our Chapter
Veterans For Peace Chapter 136 welcomes both regular members, who must be veterans, and Associate Members, community members who want to work with veterans to promote our mission. On the local level, both veteran and associate members can vote. Our local chapter is also part of the National Veterans for Peace organization. We encourage all our members to join and support the work of that organization. Local Veterans for Peace does not ask for dues from members but we encourage you to work on our fund raisers and committees and to donate to us and our causes according to your means. On a national level, only veterans are allowed to vote. Our chapter's number of national votes depends on our number of dues paying veteran members.
Our Chapter includes the greater Jacksonville area to the north and Brevard County to the South. It extends from Daytona Beach west through the greater Orlando area and Lake county.
Whether or not you wish to participate in chapter activities, please consider becoming a Veteran For Peace member. As an organization, we are what our members make us. You can be part of that effort. Help us put an end to war.
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