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We draw on our personal experiences and perspectives gained as veterans to raise public awareness of the true costs and consequences of militarism and war-and to seek peaceful, effective alternatives

Veterans for Peace was founded in 1985 as a non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization and recognized as a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization in 1990. There are more than 130 chapters across the U.S. with a national office in St. Louis, MO. Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary. To achieve our goals, we 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. We urge all people who share this vision to join us.

1. We work to increase public awareness of the costs of war.

2. We work to restrain our government from intervening, overtly or covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations.

3. We work to end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons.

4. We seek justice for veterans and victims of war.

5. We want to abolish war as an instrument of national policy. Please visit our website: