Tag Archives: Veterans for Peace

It’s Not Memorial Day

We can end the witch hunt because it’s been found in the person of Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer. I had hoped our first female speaker would be different from other politicians. Those hopes were dashed as she proved herself … Continue reading

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Veterans March At Standing Rock

Take a minute and honor these warriors by being a witness to the struggle.  

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Veterans for Peace Sponsor Armistice Day Observance

Bells worldwide were rung on the 11th month, the 11th day, at 11 a.m. in 1918 to celebrate and recognize the ending of WWI, “the war to end all wars. ” To commemorate that peaceful pledge, bells were rung around … Continue reading

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Cemeteries And Decorations

BIG GROVE TOWNSHIP, Iowa — A couple of years ago the Solon American Legion moved their annual Memorial Day commemoration from Oakland Cemetery to the new service memorial at American Legion Field. As remaining World War II veterans depart on … Continue reading

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On Being A Veteran

My 1975 enlistment in the U.S. Army had everything to do with how screwed up the military was coming out of Vietnam. I asked myself, if regular people didn’t step up and fix the mess, who will? I almost didn’t … Continue reading

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Rowley – McGovern Iowa Speaking Tour

FBI whistle blower Coleen Rowley and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern to speak at organized events in nine Iowa cities beginning Sept. 24 IOWA CITY — The three Iowa chapters of Veterans for Peace announce a nine-city tour of Iowa … Continue reading

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Fair Booth Workers To Receive Non-violence Training

It’s a sad state of affairs when non-profits feel they must take non-violence training in preparation to staff a booth at the Johnson County Fair. PEACE Iowa, Veterans for Peace, 100Grannies for a Livable Future and Iowa Physicians for Social … Continue reading

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Gulf of Tonkin Anniversary In Iowa

IOWA CITY— My skills at ordering a beer failed to keep up with the times. We were meeting at a bar in the county seat, one recognizable from infrequent visits for meetups over 40 years. I arrived first and took … Continue reading

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Iowa Marks 100 Years Since WWI

Two Ignominious Anniversaries This summer we have to decide how to digest two anniversaries; July 28, which marks 100 years since the beginning of WWI in 1914; and, Aug. 7, which marks 50 years since Congress approved the Gulf of … Continue reading

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Veterans Administration Is Not The Problem

“One out of every ten veterans alive today was seriously injured at some point while serving in the military, and three-quarters of those injuries occurred in combat,” according to a 2011 Pew Research survey of veterans. “For many of these … Continue reading

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