SDVFP Featured on Fox 5 San Diego: “Memorial Remembers Servicemembers Killed in Iraq, Afghanistan”

From Fox 5 San Diego

A veteran’s group held a somber name-reading ceremony on Veterans Day to remember the sacrifice of local service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

San Diego Veterans for Peace dozens of symbolic tombstones in the grassy park next the the USS Midway Museum on Friday. Members of the group tolled a bell and read the names of veterans from San Diego, Imperial, Orange and Los Angeles counties who were killed in combat.

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SDVFP’s Miramar Air Show Announcement

May, 2016 – Updated May 8, 2017

The San Diego Veterans For Peace, Chapter 91, has now embarked on a five-year plan to change public understanding of what the Miramar Air Show is actually all about. Here’s a short list.

The Miramar Air Show:

  • Glorifies war with an exciting and colorful show of speed, power and noise.
  • Celebrates the skills and machinery that exist to kill, maim and destroy.
  • Misuses taxpayer’s money for entertainment and defense industry marketing and sales.
  • Is dangerous – 10% of Blue Angel’s pilots have been killed in accidents. Miramar jets have already crashed in San Diego neighborhoods.
  • Serves as a misleading recruiting tool for our unsuspecting youth.

Over the next 5 years we intend to encourage the public to recognize their exposure to skillful propaganda and eventually lose interest in the Miramar Air Show.

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SDVFP Give Out 2500th Sleeping Bag Set in Downtown San Diego

Veteran members, associate members, and friends and supporters of the San Diego Veterans For Peace, Chapter #91 are proud to announce that in November 2015 the 2500th sleeping bag set was given out to the homeless in downtown San Diego!

It is through the generous on-going financial contributions of friends and the general public that our Compassion Campaign is able to indefinitely continue this humane life-saving program.

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Best Practices for Helping our Homeless Veterans

They sleep under bridges and hide in vacant door ways. We once armed them and told them to: Defend Us. Once home they became: Homeless and Defenseless Our Government’s Response: We’re waging new wars And you’re no longer needed. You can make our day by moving out of our way. Why Have a Homeless Veterans Work Group?

The homeless situation continues to worsen in the United States. Approximately 30% of all homeless are veterans. More soldiers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and many of them are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain damage (TBD) alcoholism, moral fatigue, drug abuse and depression. In most cases these maladies are artifacts from the horrific events they witnessed during their tour of duty.

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