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    Saint Patrick’s Day Peace Parade

    Why are there two parades in South Boston on Saint Patrick’s Day? For the past four years Veterans For Peace have been denied to walk in the historic Saint Patrick’s Parade in South Boston. This is the largest… Read More

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    Why Smedley?

    Smedley Butler  -from Wikipedia, all citations included.   Smedley Darlington Butler[1] (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine Corpsmajor general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most… Read More

Statement of Purpose

We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others

  • To  increase public awareness of the costs of war.
  • To restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations
  • To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons
  • To seek justice for veterans and victims of war
  • To abolish war as an instrument of national policy.

To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.

A letter about the 4th of July parades Gloucester/Rockport

  Originally sent to Lee, and then transmitted through the Smedley/Samantha list, I invite you to read this remarkable letter addressing VFP’s commitment to Peace and community. Fri 7/11/2014 11:04 AM To: lee@massvfp.org From: John Prybot Subject:For all… Read More

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Smedley News

The Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade was a great success! Check out some pictures from the parade this year!

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Why Smedley?

Smedley Butler  -from Wikipedia, all citations included.   Smedley Darlington Butler[1] (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine Corpsmajor general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most… Read More

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