Veterans for Peace, Cape Cod, MA

Veterans for Peace, Cape Cod, MA. Corporal Jeffrey M. Lucey Chapter 041

Veterans for Peace, Cape Cod, MA. Corporal Jeffrey M. Lucey Chapter 041

Veterans for Peace, Cape Cod, MA. Corporal Jeffrey M. Lucey Chapter 041Veterans for Peace, Cape Cod, MA. Corporal Jeffrey M. Lucey Chapter 041Veterans for Peace, Cape Cod, MA. Corporal Jeffrey M. Lucey Chapter 041

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.  


Next meeting, Thursday, April 2nd 

No Meetings in July or August

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

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

Deadlines for Poetry Contest changed.

VFP Voices of Peace poetry contest is extending the submission deadline to Friday, May 8. We also have a projected/tentative Awards Ceremony date, rescheduled for Saturday, May 30th. 

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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.