VFP Maine Chapter News
I was involved with others in the founding of Veterans For Peace in 1985 here in Maine. Here's what it was like from my point of view.
Conversations between a Vietnamese Refugee and a veteran of the war. New book by Teresa Mei Chuc and Doug Rawlings.
Veterans For Peace at monument square in Portland on Armistice Day, 2021. Video and photo by Martha Speiss.
Since the people now in power have no intention of changing their priorities and will continue to squander OUR MONEY on the pursuit of ...
Long time Veterans For Peace member, Stan Lofchie, 95, passed away on December 2, 2020.
On Armistice Day 2020 fifteen of us from Veterans For Peace, Maine, and other stalwart souls gathered at Monument Square
Robert “Bob” L. Dale, 95, died peacefully at home June 22, 2020 with family by his side.
During this time of social distancing and isolation, a reminder to check on those you know and love who may be struggling, and have access to guns.
If you’re feeling isolated, anxious or depressed during these times of uncertainty, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255.
Obituary: Lifelong member of Veterans For Peace. Rob Pfeiffer was a former Marine and veteran of the US war in Vietnam.
Armistice (Veterans) Day Parade in Portland, Marine. Veterans For Peace Chapter 001 flag brigade holds vigil.
“Oh yeah, they said there were rules of engagement. And their officers would tell you that, “No, my unit never did any of this,” and all this kind of stuff. But not really. It was a very thin line and you could very easily step across it.”
Members of Veterans For Peace Maine say: Ban assault weapons - Stop killing the children! Photo by Peter Morgan.
Short video of the Veterans For Peace Maine entry in the 2019 Memorial Day Parade that marched from Topsham to Brunswick.
Veterans For Peace Maine's entry in the Armistice (Veterans) Day Parade 2018 and vigil.
By Gene Sharp, from The Politics of Nonviolent Action (Vol. 2) Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of ...
Veterans For Peace Maine sponsored the traveling Ly Lai Memorial Exhibit at the Portland Media Center, Portland, Maine. Our Memorial Exhibit honoring the Vietnamese who died in their American War is a strong, anti-war response to the Pentagon’s campaign.
Great VFP presence at Vietnam and Korean War veteran memorials. Many great actions by VFP chapters around the country. Thanks once ...
VFP Chapter 1 at Monument Square in Portland on Veterans Day 2017. Photos by Peter Woodruff.
October 13-21, 2017 The sixth Maine Peace Walk for Conversion, Community and Climate will be from October 13-21. This year the walk ...
VFP Chapter 1 was well represented in Washington, DC for Memorial Day activities.
Photos of Veterans For Peace Maine and PeaceWorks at the 2017 Topsham/Brunswick Memorial Day Parade. Photos by Martha Spiess.
On June 19th, 2016, 12 peace activists were arrested at the Bath Iron Works christening of a “Zumwalt” class stealth destroyer.
Veterans For Peace Maine members joined the the Women’s Rights Vigil in Augusta.
➢Member showed chapter the opening to his new documentary. Approved $ to continue his work ➢Report to chapter of meeting with Sen. ...
VFP Chapter 1 folks photo taken December 1st with Sherri Mitchell and Chief Francis of the Penobscot Nation and VFP members. The first ...
Photos by Brian Clement, November 2016. Veterans For Peace Maine at the Veterans Day Parade in Portland, Maine.
From Penobscot Nation at Indian Island to Kittery, Maine. October 11-26, 2016.
Veterans For Peace Maine supports the new Vietnam Full Disclosure effort, a Veterans For Peace campaign to speak truth to power and ...
David Vine is the author of the landmark book, Base Nation, on US military bases around the world. This is an eye-opening, factual ...
Veterans For Peace Maine at the 2016 Topsham/Brunswick Memorial Day Parade. Photos by Nancy Randolph.
The protest has been continuing virtually non-stop for over 8 years, testimony to the depth of the passions the base has ignited. During my first visit it was already clear that it would take a miraculous turn of events to stop the project.
Member Gerry Kamke wrote poems/turned into songs/used by Regis Tremblay in his video interviews/films Members attended 3rd annual ...
Veterans For Peace Maine holds wet vigil at Portland Armistice (Veterans) Day Parade 2015. Photos courtesy of Rita Clement.
Maine VFP Bowling Fundraiser for MaineShare at Yankee Lanes Photos by Peter Woodruff via Dropbox
If the seas die so do humans on Earth and much of the wildlife. Now is the time to speak out for ending the massive military impacts on the world’s oceans and for conversion of our fossil fuel dependent military industrial complex to sustainable technologies.
We stood for just over three hours at the entrance to the former Navy base in Brunswick, Maine today while thousands of people limped their way toward the Blue Angels airshow in a major traffic jam.
Report and photo by Ellen Davidson By now, most of you probably know what a fabulous event Doug Rawlings put together yesterday. It ...
Veterans For Peace Maine and PeaceWorks at the 2015 Brunswick/Topsham Memorial Day Parade. Video courtesy of Peter Woodruff. Photos courtesy of Richard Clement.
January New chapter by-laws rewritten and approved Hosted Tarak Kauff & Ellen Davidson who gave a talk on their recent visit ...
Veterans For Peace Maine at the 2014 Memorial Day Parade.
The Zumwalt destroyer was “christened” today at Bath Iron Works. Over 100 people protested the event. Video by Regis Tremblay.
Presentation on Inside Occupied Palestine in Brunswick by Tarak Kauff, Ellen Davidson and Yonatan Shapira.
Tom Strutevant Peace Pole Dedication video filmed by Peter Woodwroff.
Video by Regis Tremblay. This was what Maine people had to say about the U.S. threats to bomb Syria at a protest in Monument Square August 31, 2013 in Portland, Maine.
Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks and Veterans for Peace members in Topsham/Brunswick Memorial Day 2013 parade. Photos by Regis Tremblay.
Veterans For Peace Maine at the 2013 Memorial Day Parade.
Maine VFP at St. Patrick’s Day parade with Smedley’s in Boston. Photos by Peggy Akers.
We had our Veterans for Peace Chapter 001 retreat on Saturday at Viles Arboretum in Augusta, where we participated in a number of activities.
On July 8, 1985, the national Veterans For Peace organization was co-founded by VFP Maine member Doug Rawlings (USA/Vietnam).
In recent years the American Legion has tried to kick us out of the parade because they did not like our peace message. They would demand that we only carry one banner with our name on it and nothing else. So the last two years we decided to do our own thing and have the parade have to walk past us.
Hike and Bike – Maine VFP Fundraiser for MaineShare, was held on Saturday, October 20, 2012, on the Kennebec Rail Trail.
Maine Veterans for Peace at the 2012 Common Ground Fair. Photos from Peggy Akers and Reverend Gerald Oleson, O.C.F..
In honor of Tom Sturtevant, 75 activists from around Maine joined our peace march and vigil in Brunswick at the Air Force Thunderbirds airshow.
Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks and Veterans For Peace members in Topsham/Brunswick Memorial Day parade 2012.
A few photos from the retreat at Point Lookout from Peter Woodruff.
My name is Doug Rawlings, and I have been asked to say a few words today as a representative of Veterans For Peace. To begin our ...
Maine VFP Chapter 1 and many friends in Monument Square, Portland on Veterans Day. Photo Set One Photos by Peter Woodruff
March message focuses on the cost of war: Veterans For Peace in Bath on Monday, heading to Freeport.
The 2010 Veterans For Peace National Convention was hosted by Veterans For Peace Maine in Portland, Maine. Here are a few photos of our march through Portland at the end of the convention.
By Seth Koenig, Times Record Staff Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 BRUNSWICK — The recent presence of an unmanned ...
Here in Maine we held two vigils at Bath Iron Works where the Navy’s Aegis destroyer is built. The Aegis is outfitted with “missile defense” systems and is now being deployed just off the coast of China as part of a doubling of U.S. military presence in the Asian-Pacific region.
A group of 30 people gathered at Bath Iron Works Saturday morning, August 1, to protest the christening of the 59th Aegis destroyer (DDG 109), a weapon of mass destruction.
Veterans For Peace Maine Memorial Day Parade 2008 in Brunswick.
Maine Veterans for Peace Chapter 001 and 003 members at the Hope Festival at the University of Maine/Orono Field House.
"First of all let me thank the city of Portland on behalf of Veterans For Peace for their City Council’s commitment to making this year’s Veterans Day ceremonies inclusive of all veterans, regardless of their political positions on the war in Iraq."
"Maine Veterans For Peace remains committed to the withdrawal of our armed forces from Iraq now and to the full support of their needs when they return. We remain committed to the abolishment of all war. For it was in the reality of war that we found the meaning of peace."
Veterans For Peace Maine help lead 1,500 to protest war.
Photos from the Common Ground Fair, September 22-24, 2006. Photos by Gerry Oleson.
700 march near the site of a first-family gathering in Kennebunkport to protest Iraq War.
Valor at My Lai - On this Memorial Day, Maine Veterans for Peace commemorate the rare courage of a single individual acting from conscience, compassion and sense of humanity to save innocent civilian lives.
Photos from the Veterans Day March, 2005, Portland, Maine.
Remarks by Dexter Kamilewicz protesting Blue Angels Thanks for coming out today to support the troops. There are a lot of people in ...
Friday, June 24, 2005 - Bangor Daily News BANGOR - On a beautiful June day, anti-war activists from around the state converged on ...
Veterans For Peace Maine marching in the 2005 Memorial Day Parade in Brunswick.
Marks on Congressman's Wall Represent Dead in Iraq by Bruce Gagnon, reprinted from space4peace.blogspot.com Thirty-five people ...
Veterans For Peace Maine speakers at the March 20, 2004 anti-war rally in Augusta, Maine Richard and Rita Clements' Speech ...
Photos by V. Kelly Bellis. Bangor, Maine – A crowd of approximately one hundred peace makers gathered outside of U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe’s Bangor office.