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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 June meeting will be held on:
Wednesday, June 10

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.

March with Veterans for Peace 

at the Memorial Day Parade in Centerville











On Monday, May 25th, we observe Memorial Day in honor of all of our veterans. The traditional parade moves down Main Street in Centerville from the Centerville Library, up Old Stage Road to Beechwood Cemetery. The parade will form at the library at 9:30 a.m. and kick-off sharply at 10:00 a.m. 

In keeping with hometown parades across the country, Barnstable's parade includes veteran's groups, school bands, politicians, marching Boy and Girl Scouts, honor guards, musket salutes, and much more. The parade will proceed to Monument Square for a dedication ceremony and then move on to Beechwood Cemetery for the Memorial Day Program.