Peace & Justice Commemoration of the American War in Viet Nam
Full Disclosure: Toward an Honest Commemoration of the American War in Vietnam
Inspiring Quotes from Ike
Save an Afghan Orphan
Saving the Soul of America is a play, a dialogue among Dwight Eisenhower, Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr. about The Military Industrial Complex.
Changes of Mind - Changes of Heart is a reenactment from "War is a Racket" by Smedley Butler and "The Mother's Day Peace Proclamation" by Julia Ward Howe.
Guardians of Peace
Having turned to support peace, we, Veterans For Peace, have changed our mission. Where once we trained in the conflict of hate; now we turn to the good will of cooperation. Where once we directed anger at our enemy; now we maintain patience during conflictive situations. Where once we provoked fear in our enemies; now we sacrifice to inspire their trust. Where once we inflicted suffering; now we suffer pain without complaint. Where once we worked for war; now we work for peace. These are our Issues.
It is illogical to defend peace by fighting for it. Those who are trapped in the war mentality, because of a fear and anger bias, see all who oppose them as enemies. We seek to free the mind-warriors of this bias. The antidote to fear is courage. The kind of courage that requires the willingness to self-sacrifice. Against mind-war it is the courage to trust in our shared humanity, even at the risk of being considered an enemy sympathizer. Against word-war it is the courage to speak about the humanity of the other side, even at the risk of being labeled as a provocateur. Against combat it is the courage to stop killing, even at the risk of being jailed as a traitor. This Archive is what we’ve done. These Events are our plans.
Many of us feel some regret for that time we served, especially in recent conflicts. We don’t want to be reminded about our participation as warriors. But now we feel a redemptive responsibility to stop war by joining together to be guardians of peace. Join with us, make Contact.
We also support a community that Link together to educate, demonstrate, and legislate for peace. Together, we are making a difference.
Swords to Plowshares Belltower - Washington D.C. or Bust!
May 14-27, 2015 Info
Sam’s 4th Annual Ride for Peace Info
FiLMS for World Peace, Are you ready to transform conflict into discovery? Info
2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of what some consider to be the beginning of the American War in Vietnam - The Memorial Day Letter: We Need To Hear From You! Info
A Soldier’s Walk Home
Sam Winstead has agreed to walk with historian Philip Brown into Durham on Friday, May 22, Sam’s 90th birthday and Philip’s 25th birthday. John and Doug will coordinate outreach to other veterans and community groups to participate. The theme is Welcoming all Soldiers Home from War. John will work to coordinate hospitality picnic lunch for walkers on Friday, May 22. Details of the project can be found at: Info
Photos Phil Fonville
Moral Mondays Testaments Eisenhower Chapter becomes the advanced guard in the Processions of Peaceful Resistance.
Twelve of our members chose to be among the 925 arrested for resisting immoral legislation. Many more of us participated in the weekly protests. Below are the testaments of those of us arrested. Please read these. They are calls for action.
Wally Myers, our past president.
John Heuer, our past chapter president.
Our annual peace award goes to Bradley Manning - A Hero for Peace. He has exposed the deceits of war through WikiLeaks. It is up to us to learn what our government wants to hide; and decide who should be in jail.
Exposing the True Costs of War and Militarism Since 1985
Iraq War Logs
Afghanistan War Logs
US Embassy Cables
Be the Peace