Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose: We, having been in the military, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others: • Toward increasing 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. We urge all who share this vision to join us. Join Veterans for Peace Veterans For Peace is an internationwide, 501(c)3 organization, founded in 1985. We are the only veterans organization in the world that is recognized by the United Nations.