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Veterans For Peace Chapter 74, located in the Metro Detroit area (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Monroe Counties), is named in honor is named in honor of Michael Gramlich, a southeast Michigan veteran who for over 40 yeas was a leading-edge peace activist. Michael's quest for peace began in earnest following his experiences with atomic bomb tests in Nevada.  Veterans For Peace Seeks to increasing public awareness of the costs of war, restrain our government from intervening in the affairs of other nations, reduce the arms race as well as eliminating nuclear weapons, and to abolish war as an instrument of international policy.

Meetings & Events

 

Next VFP Chapter 74 Meeting – Saturday, March 21st – 2pm

The next Chapter 74 meeting will be Saturday, March 21st, 2pm, at the Swords Into Plowshares Center in downtown Detroit starting at 2pm. The Swords Into Plowshares Center is at 33 East Adams (near Woodward – map at https://goo.gl/maps/gDe5esqraCRP9Vui9) and next to Comerica Park in downtown Detroit. Free parking is available in the Central United Methodist Church parking lot on the west side of the Center. If parking lot attendants are present please tell them you are attending the Vets For Peace meeting at the Swords Into Plowshares Center. Everyone interested in lessening the power of militarism, be they veteran or not, is welcome at a VFP meeting. 

 

Current VFP Chapter 74 Newsletter

The February 2020 VFP 74 Newsletter can be viewed online in both a Word or PDF format. 

Ideas For Non-Violent Action

​​​In these difficult times, these 198 methods of nonviolent action have all been used in historical instances of nonviolent struggle - http://www.mapm.org/documents/198_nonviolent_methods_2007.pdf

Vietnam War - Full Disclosure

The Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Vietnam -- which is now approaching a series of 50th anniversary events. It represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon's current efforts to sanitize and mythologize the Vietnam war and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars. The Full Disclosure web site - www.vietnamfulldisclosure.org - has sections on the Vietnam War Chronology, Educational Resources, Advocacy and more.

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VFP Chapter 74 Arlington Michigan Display (One cross for every Michigan soldier killed in the Iraq/Afghan wars) - Grand Circus Park - Detroit