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Cpl. Aaron Mankin (as seen on Maddow) at Iraq & Afghanistan Vet fundraiser speaks of the Cost of War

This reflects a Vietnam service memory that will always haunt me. We were visiting the Medi-vac. A young soldier was celebrating his 21st birthday. I, a 23 year old member of the air-force serving in Vietnam, watched the scene as … Continue reading

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Army suicides for 2012 surpass last year’s numbers – Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten months into 2012, the number of suspected suicides by active-duty soldiers has surpassed last year’s total, even as the Pentagon struggles to stem the persistent problem. According to the Army says there were 20 possible suicides … Continue reading

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Empire Watch: The Culture War of National Security

The Culture War of National Security Drone assassinations? Guantanamo? Why civil libertarians can’t win in the fight against an expanded security state. And why we can blame Caesar. via The Culture War of National Security –. Being aware of the … Continue reading

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Reports on Veterans, Sandy and Veterans Day, Formerly Known as Armistice Day

Rachel Maddow reports on How the VA hospital and the District VA offices in New York have been damaged and how Veterans have pitched in to help with the recovery efforts.   Inspirational! More information and links here on the Maddow … Continue reading

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Gainesville Sun reports Veterans Day Freebies

The Gainesville Sun listed local businesses offering Veterans free or reduced price  meals and treats on Sunday and Monday to celebrate Veterans Day. Link to the full article can be found at: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20121109/news/121109523 Offerings include: — Applebee’s, free meal 11 … Continue reading

Getting Ready for our Early solstice Concert

Our Solstice concert will be held on December 8th this year and you are all invited to kick off the holiday season by joining us at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4225 NW 34th Street starting at 8pm.  If you want … Continue reading

26th Annual Vets for Peace Winter Solstice Concert

2012 Solstice flyer-1

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Memorial MIle

Memorial Mile is a recent event hosted by Chapter 14. The mile stretches down 8th Avenue in Gainesville and is a Memorial Day experience you don’t want to miss. the reality of War becomes a little more apparent as you … Continue reading

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Mission:

We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace

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