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
The next VFP Chapter 93 meeting will be Saturday, June 20th at 10am. Unless public meetings are allowed under coronavirus pandemic conditions, the meeting will be held by teleconference only using Zoom (https://zoom.us). To participate, at 10am, June 20th, if your computer has a microphone and video, go to the Zoom meeting link at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88563866355. No computer access? Call 312-626-6799 and enter the meeting ID of 885 6386 6355 to join the meeting via phone. Anyone can participate in this meeting, or any other VFP Chapter 93 event, be they veteran or not.
Current Chapter Newsletter
Arlington Michigan Memorial Day Display In Detroit Rescheduled To July 4th
With the Governor of Michigan continuing the state-wide “stay-home, stay-safe” policy until May 28th, the planned Memorial Day (which this year is May 25th) Veterans For Peace Chapters 93/74 Arlington Michigan display in downtown Detroit has been rescheduled. The display, of one grave marker for every Michigan soldier killed in the Iraq and Afghan wars, is now planned to be set up in Detroit’s Grand Circus Park from 11am to 5pm on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4th.
Virtual Arlington Michigan Display
With the cancellation of the Memorial Day Arlington Michigan display of grave markers for every Michigan soldier killed in the Iraq and Afghan wars, we encourage everyone to make a visit to our “virtual” Arlington Michigan display online by clicking on the links below. This consists of a listing of all soldiers killed with their name, age, a photo (if available), rank and unit. May they rest in peace… Iraq War (163 killed) Afghan War (68 killed)
VFP John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert Now On CD
In April 2020, our Veterans For Peace Chapter released a compact disc (CD) recording of the musical artists performing at our October John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concerts over the years for our Chapter’s Peace Scholarship program. And like the Concert, a purchase of the CD also goes to benefit the Peace Scholarship program.
The John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert CD can be purchased for $15, plus $3 for shipping, by PayPal. To purchase by check, mail $18 (payable to Veterans For Peace) to the Chapter Treasurer - Mike Muha, 13177 Trinkle Road, Chelsea, MI 48118.
A sincere thank you goes to CD Executive Director Diane Zahn, Fred Ellert, Curt Hamilton, Dave Roof, Annie Capps and Cathy Muha for their work on the CD as well as all the performers who donated their time and talent. And a huge thank you Chris Buhalis, who makes these concert fundraisers happen. It should also be noted that the licensing fees and royalties have been paid for the CD production.
Pingree Detroit Hiring… With A Preference For Veterans
Pingree (named after a very progressive Detroit mayor) is a worker-owned, social impact company founded in 2015 to create resiliency and living wage work for veterans and Detroiters and to create sustainable products that maximize well-being. Our team of Detroit makers handcraft bags, accessories and footwear (see https://pingreedetroit.com/collections/all), using high-quality leather reclaimed from the Detroit auto industry.
Concerning veterans, Pingree believes that “every company or organization could benefit from the discipline and mission driven nature of those who have served. Our company exists to make neighborhoods across this country stronger by maximizing well-being for our workforce, our customers and the underserved in our communities. Veterans are uniquely equipped to tackle a mission as large as ours so we seek out opportunities to train and hire them.” A little “PS” here too… every Memorial Day, Pingree Detroit employees come down to Grand Circus Park and help set up, and take down, the Veterans For Peace Arlington Michigan display.
With that in mind, Pingree Detroit is industrial sewers at the present time, and for more information, and how to apply, visit https://pingreedetroit.com/pages/pingree-detroit-hiring-industrial-sewers.
Vietnam War - Full Disclosure
The Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Vietnam -- which is now approaching a series of 50th anniversary events. It represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon's current efforts to sanitize and mythologize the Vietnam war and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars. The Full Disclosure web site - www.vietnamfulldisclosure.org - has sections on the Vietnam War Chronology, Educational Resources, Advocacy and more.
Apply For A Peace Scholarship Application
Scholarship applications for the Chapter's Peace Scholarship Program can be obtained by clicking here.
Ideas For Non-Violent Action
In these difficult times, these 198 methods of nonviolent action have all been used in historical instances of nonviolent struggle - http://www.mapm.org/documents/198_nonviolent_methods_2007.pdf
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