About VFP 92
Veterans For Peace, Greater Seattle, Chapter 92, also known informally as VFP 92 , is the local chapter of Veterans For Peace in the greater Seattle area. We formed up in late 2002/early 2003 to add the voice of veterans to those opposed to the upcoming invasion of Iraq. The invasion happened and the war in Iraq joined the war in Afghanistan. Our numbers grew and over the years we have helped form up chapters in Tacoma, Olympia, and Everett to name a few.
Our organizational unity is put forward in the statement of purpose.
Statement of Purpose
We, as military veterans, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others both nationally and internationally
1.To increase public awareness of the causes and costs of war
2.To restrain our governments from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations
3.To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons
4.To seek justice for veterans and victims of war
5.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.
2017 Board of Directors:
President: Dan Gilman;
Vice President: Pete Schoonmaker;
Secretary: Kim Loftness;
Treasurer: Keith Orchard;
Director at Large: Mason Rhoads;
Director at Large: Mike Dedrick;
Director at Large: Mike Kearney