Veterans for Peace, Cape Cod, MA

Welcome to Veterans for Peace, Cape Cod, MA

Monthly Meetings

 

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

The September meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on: Thursday, September 6 , 2018.

 

Everyone is welcome.
Please join us.

(No meetings July & Aug.) 

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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. 

Memorial Day Parade

   

Join the parade and march with VFP


The Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28. The parade forms at 9:30 a.m. at the Centerville Library and kicks off sharply at 10 a.m., proceeding down Main Street to Monument Square for a brief program, then up Old Stage Road to Beechwood Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony and short program with Keynote Speaker, Ret. Col. USMC Ralph Negron.. The public is invited to bring pictures of late relatives, friends or acquaintance who were veterans. The parade will not re-form but streets will remain blocked to allow safe foot traffic back to the library.

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.