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 February meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday February 7 , 2019.​


Everyone is welcome. Please join us. (No meetings July & Aug.)   

JOIN THE MISSION FOR PEACE & JUSTICE,

BECOME A MEMBER OF VETERANS FOR PEACE

Voices of Peace • 2019 Poetry Contest

The 2019 Voices of Peace poetry contest is open to all Cape & Islands poets. Winners will be selected in 14 categories; grades K–12 and adults. 


Each contestant may submit only one poem, no more than 50 lines, rhymed or free verse. Poems can be hand-written or composed on a computer and printed on an 8 1/2 x 11 vertical page. 


Poems will be photocopied and scanned in order to publish a softcover book which will be given to each winner. Keep poems to one 8 1/2 x 11 vertical page. 


Poem submission should be in the following format.

At the top of the page: poem title, author’s name and grade, and then the poem. 

At the bottom of page include: author’s name, poem title, grade, name of school, town, and teacher’s name. Include your address, phone number, and e-mail. (This information will not be published, but we need it to contact the winners.) 


CLOSING DATE: All entries must be received (not just postmarked) by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019. 


All winners receive a certificate, a published book, and are invited to read their poems at a public gathering at South Congregational Church, Centerville, at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019.

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.