Welcome to Colorado Springs Veterans For Peace! Veterans For Peace is a national organization founded in 1985. It is structured around a national office in Saint Louis, MO and consisting of members across the country organized in chapters or as at-large members. There is an annual convention each year attended by our members, families and supporters from across the nation. Members receive periodic VFP publications.
The organization includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations spanning the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf and current Iraq wars as well as other conflicts. 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.
In Colorado there are three active chapters of Veterans For Peace, in Pueblo, Denver area and in Boulder. Chapter activities include interfacing with other peace organizations such as Iraqi Veterans Against the War (IVAW), the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission (PPJPC), The Middle East Peace Project (MEPP), and the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (ICAHD).
We feel that in the Colorado Springs area there is a need for a venue where veterans of all wars and conflicts to gather and freely express their opinions on these perpetual and destructive wars that threaten to bankrupt our country and destroy our very social fabric. Many of us have shared the helpless feeling when we see the shattered minds and bodies and equally shattered families that lose a beloved parent or child in repeated combat tours. The Colorado Springs Chapter of Veterans For Peace will also provide a venue where we can also do something about these tragic events such as providing support for activities such as Operation Recovery. This is a program of IVAW with the goal of stopping the redeployment of traumatized troops; it is a campaign for the rights of veterans to fully heal both mentally and physically before being sent back into these un-Constitutionally undeclared conflicts.
We will feature links to nationally based peace organizations and blogs by writers brave enough to speak out against the control exerted over our feign and domestic policies by our own Military Industrial Complex and manipulative foreign lobbies.
Welcome aboard Brothers and Sisters In Arms! We hope to hear from you soon.
Cap’m Johnnie “U”