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Help Restore the Mural at My Lai

On a recent trip to Vietnam, VFP 72 member Mike Hastie (Army Medic Vietnam) visited the My Lai massacre site. While there, he noticed that the very moving mosaic mural has been ravaged by heat and humidity. He inquired how … Continue reading

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Powerful Essay Informs About Agent Orange

This photo essay was created by VFP Chapter 72 member Mike Hastie fresh after returning from a three-and-a-half-week tour of Vietnam with three other VFP friends, Sandy Kelson, S. Brian Willson, and Becky Luening. On the tour, they visited three … Continue reading

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Spend Memorial Day with Veterans For Peace

Monday, May 30th Join members and friends of Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 for a special Memorial Day in Washington Park, near Portland Zoo —ODVA ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial near the Oregon Zoo —VFP gathering … Continue reading

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Write YOUR Letter to The Wall: Come to Our May 22nd Workshop!

A Call for Letters To The Wall “Last Memorial Day, Veterans For Peace delivered 151 letters and 32 postcards to The Wall — the Vietnam War memorial in Washington, D.C. — in a solemn ceremony of remembrance and grief,” writes … Continue reading

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David Swanson: War is a Lie

At two back-to-back book talks on Saturday, April 16, 2016, DAVID SWANSON speaks on the latest developments in the telling and the debunking of lies about wars. Swanson will answer questions and sign copies of his new book, War Is … Continue reading

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Think Armistice Day

Armistice Day in Portland Join Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 for Portland’s annual commemoration of Armistice Day, November 11, 2015 in Pioneer Courthouse Square in southwest Portland. Please bring a bell or a sign, and arrive by 11:00 a.m. At … Continue reading

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Flags and cranes mark 70th anniversary of atomic bombings

Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 members — an impressive number given that some were away in San Diego attending the national VFP convention — once again turned out for the annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki … Continue reading

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Please Come to Our Summer Fundraiser

You’re invited! Saturday, July 25th, 2:00–5:00pm at the Peace House 2116 NE 18th Avenue, Portland This outdoor benefit for Veterans For Peace Portland Chapter 72 features food and drink, music, talk, and a silent auction. $10 admission (no one turned … Continue reading

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Advice for those considering joining the military

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This Memorial Day, gather with Veterans For Peace

Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 invites you to join us on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015 for a memorable gathering. WE ASSEMBLE at 10:30 a.m. at the WWII Memorial Wall at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way … Continue reading

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