Veterans For Peace Chapter 93, located in south central Michigan, is named in honor of two legendary peace activists, Utah Phillips and J. David Singer. Veterans For Peace Seeks to increasing public awareness of the costs of war, restrain our government from intervening in the affairs of other nations, reduce the arms race as well as eliminating nuclear weapons, and to abolish war as an instrument of international policy.
Current Chapter News & Events
May 2023 Veterans For Peace Chapter 93 Online Meeting - Tuesday, May 16th - 7:30pm
If you would like to participate in the meeting online and your computer has a microphone and video, go to the Zoom meeting link of https://zoom.us/j/95022299743 No computer access or computer problems? Dial 312-626-6799 and enter the Meeting ID of 950 2229 9743 if prompted. Anyone can participate in this meeting, or any other VFP Chapter 93 event, be they veteran or not. The meeting agenda is the first item on the Chapter's May Newsletter at
Current Chapter Newsletter
The May 2023 VFP Chapter 93 Newsletter is available in both a downloadable PDF format and Word format
VFP Arlington Michigan Display In Downtown Detroit On Memorial Day – May 29th
Veterans For Peace (VFP) Chapters 74 (www.vfp74.org) and 93 (www.vfp93.org) have again joined forces to set up the VFP Arlington Michigan display of one marker for all the 230 Michigan soldiers killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, at downtown Detroit’s Grand Circus Park from 11am to 5pm.
Each marker displayed has the photo, name, age, rank, and unit of the 68 Michigan soldiers killed in Afghanistan and 162 killed in Iraq. The purpose of the display is to honor those who have fallen, provide a place to grieve, educate the public about the costs of war as well as the needs of those returning from war.
The Grand Circus Park display location is at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and East Adams Avenue (map link at https://goo.gl/maps/MjhWcB4ospmmwwFu6). And being a federal holiday, on-street parking is free in the city of Detroit.
For photos of previous Veterans For Peace Arlington Michigan Memorial Day displays, visit www.vfp74.org/gallery. For more on the Arlington Michigan project visit https://www.vfp93.org/arlington-michigan.
Memorial Day Moment Of Remembrance At 3pm – Please Take Part!
The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, (May 29, 2023), to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in military service to the United States. This will be held at the Arlington Michigan display and if you can’t attend, have your own silent moment.
This Is What Memorial Day Is About
We were going to put some thought-provoking opinions about Memorial Day but then came across this article from The War Horse (https://thewarhorse.org/about/), an award-winning nonprofit newsroom and the most trusted source for bulletproof reporting
on the human impact of, and true cost of military service.
Please take a few minutes reading this as this is what really Memorial Day is about…
Update - VFP Golden Rule Visit To Detroit Update
This summer, the VFP-restored Golden Rule, which set sail in 1958 to stop nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands and inspired many peace makers and peace ships that followed, will sail through the Great Lakes including a stop in Detroit (13-17 August 2023; http://www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org). Afternoon tours of the Golden Rule will be at William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor (website at https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?type=SPRK&id=697). Along with festivities and talks in Detroit on August 13th and 16th, the crew will visit Lansing (August 14th) and Ann Arbor (August 16th)
Also, there is a real need of donations to keep the Golden Rule operating and also pay for expenses associated with the Detroit stop (lodging, local transportation, meals, etc.). Tax deductible donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/f/veterans-for-peace-golden-rule-in-detroit. Every dollar you donate will go directly to support the Golden Rule's trip and mission. Thank you. For more information on the Golden Rule, along with an interactive map, visit https://vfpgoldenruleproject.org. or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GoldenRulePeaceBoat.
Apply For A Peace Scholarship
Are you a college student enrolled in a Peace Studies program or other higher education program that actively promotes the study of global conflict resolution or issues of peace and justice? The Veterans For Peace Chapter 93 Peace Scholarship progam can offer you financial assistance. Scholarship applications for the Chapter's Peace Scholarship Program can be obtained by clicking here.
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