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VFP at Standing Rock

Veterans and WaterProtectors marched through a blizzard Dec 5. Veterans linked arms, formed human shield around protectors.

Click here to see a video of the veteran's march at Standing Rock.


VFP stands with Standing Rock

by Barry Riesch, member Veterans For Peace

For several months now Veterans For Peace nationally and locally has stood in solidarity with the struggles of the Native Water Protectors on Standing Rock encampment in North Dakota. We do this not only to keep the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from crossing under the Missouri River just north of the Standing Rock reservation, which is the source of life for their community and many thousands downstream, but to bring to light the ongoing struggles of the First Nation People of this land.

(continue reading this article in the 2016 Newsletter published on this website)

Peacestock 2016

The presentations at Peacestock 2016 at Hobgoblin Barn, Red Wing, MN, July 9, 2016

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Armistice Day Rememberance 2015

“Armistice Day has become Veterans’ Day. Armistice Day was sacred. Veterans’ Day is not. So I will throw Veterans’ Day over my shoulder. Armistice Day I will keep. I don’t want to throw away any sacred things.”

Kurt Vonnegut quote, from Breakfast of Champions

2017 Minutes

Veterans Group Promotes Recall of Original Intent of November 11th Celebration

It was at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that World War I was halted as a result of the signing of the armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany.  In the years to follow, people from around the world have stopped what they were doing at 11:00 AM local time on November 11th in silent rememberance of the point in time when what’s been known as the “War to end all wars” that took the lives of tens of millions of people came to an end.  In other commemorations of that peaceful pledge begun on the 11th hour of November 11, 1918, bells have been rung from

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