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Monthly Meetings

Meetings are generally held at 6:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, at the Salt Marsh Center, 218 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.

The May meeting will be held on:
Thursday, May 7

Everyone is welcome.
Please join us.
 

(No meetings July & Aug.) 

JOIN THE MISSION FOR PEACE & JUSTICE,
BECOME A MEMBER OF VETERANS FOR PEACE




Food Pantry
Donations are always needed. 
Last year the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center (formerly the Nam Vets Association) Food Pantry served the equivalent of over 47,000 meals to the almost seven hundred enrolled veterans and their families. 

The food pantry is located at the Veterans Outreach Center building at 569 Main Street in Hyannis.

Why the Jeffrey M. Lucey Chapter?

In March 2011, the

Cape Cod Chapter

of Veterans For

Peace dedicated

and renamed our

chapter in honor of

Corporal Jeffrey M.

Lucey. 

A 23-year-old Iraq War veteran, Jeff Lucey suffered from Post Tramatic Stress Disorder and in his anguish took his own life on June 22, 2004, almost a year after his discharge from active military duty. Jeff’s family home is in Belchertown, Massachusetts and his parents have, since his death, become tireless advocates for active duty and discharged military personnel who are experiencing this horrendous and widespread disorder.

With this renaming and dedication, our chapter became the first VFP chapter in the nation to name itself in honor of a war veteran who died by suicide related to PTSD. In keeping with the VFP mission to “increase public awareness of the true costs of war,” we now focus a part of our efforts on the work of advocacy and healing for veterans and active duty military personnel suffering from PTSD.

Join us at the Poetry Awards Ceremony 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

This is the twentieth year of the Voices of Peace Poetry Contest sponsored by the Cape Cod Veterans for Peace. We salute all writers who submitted poems. The contest is open to all Cape and Islands writers  grades kindergarten through twelfth and adults. 


The Poetry Contest Awards Program will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the South Congregational Church, Centerville, MA from 10 am to noon. The award winning poets from kindergarten to adults read their poems.

Through this contest, VFP links the art of poetry to problems of world peace, security, and human well-being. Particularly for our younger poets, poetry is one way of seeing things from a different perspective and provides them with the opportunity to honestly express their feelings toward building better relationships, for a better world. 

This year we celebrate 65 winners at our Awards Ceremony. There were a total of 714 submissions representing 22 schools with a total of 53 teachers facilitating student submissions.