Veterans for Peace Santa Barbara

increasing public awareness of the costs of war

Arlington West Sunday Jan 3

Veterans For Peace Santa Barbara will be setting up the Arlington West memorial on Sunday January 3.  Please join us for set-up at 7:30 a.m. at Stearns Wharf.  We will also need your help taking down the memorial, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Here’s wishing us all a more peaceful world in 2010.We will be commemorating one positive development, in a time with too many negatives — December 2009 was the.. Read More

AW Dec. 6

The December set-up of Arlington West is scheduled for Sunday December 6.  It will be the final presentation of the memorial for 2009, coinciding with the annual Parade of Lights along the Santa Barbara waterfront. Set-up will begin at 7:30 am on the beach at Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, with take-down scheduled for 4 pm.  We look forward to a good turnout of volunteers.

Paul Chappell

   Will War Ever End?: A Soldier’s Vision of Peace for the 21st Century by Paul K. Chappell Welcome to Captain Paul Chappell, a remarkable addition to Santa Barbara’s veterans and peace community.  Paul is the new Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.  A West Point graduate and Iraq veteran, he is the author of Will War Ever End?: A Soldier’s Vision of Peace for the 21st.. Read More

Vets Day Events

Veterans Day 2009 will be celebrated Wednesday Nov. 11. Santa Barbara events include a 9 am service at Santa Barbara Cemetery, an 11 am ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Building, followed by lunch, and a 2:30 pm concert at the Sunken Garden, Santa Barbara County Courthouse. On Saturday November 14 there will be a parade down State Street honoring veterans, with a number of members of Chapter 54 participating.

Rethink Afghanistan Screening

Veterans for Peace Santa Barbara hosted a special screening of the film Rethink Afghanistan on Monday, October 5th at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building.  This excellent documentary, directed by Robert Greenwald, makes a strong case for US withdrawal from Afghanistan.  If you are interested in access to the DVD of this film, please contact Joy Robledo at (805) 963-1259, or visit the film’s website at   Rethink.. Read More

Special Afghanistan Arlington West

Arlington West Courtesy SB Independent NAME OF EVENT: Special Afghanistan Arlington West LOCATION OF EVENT: On the beach immediately west of Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Crosses memorializing those who died in the war in Afghanistan TIME: All day DATE: October 4, 2009 CONTACT INFORMATION: Mary Johnston-de Leon, SPONSORED BY VFP CHAPTER 54 – Santa Barbara, CA October 7 marks the 8th year of the war.. Read More

VFP 25th Anniversary Convention

Join us for VFP’s 25th Anniversary Convention!  August 18 – 22, 2010 at the Eastland Park Hotel in Portland, ME. This convention takes place on the heels of the VFP National Convention, August 5 – 9, 2009, held at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus. There were over 190 members of VFP, 45 members of MFSO, and over 80 members of IVAW who attended the national convention in College.. Read More

Arlington West Afghanistan

Sunday, July 19th, 2009. Veterans for Peace Santa Barbara will be setting up a special Arlington West Memorial honoring the more than 700 US troops killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of that war.

Fourth of July Parade

Once again VFP Santa Barbara Chapter 54 will be participating in the annual 4th of July Parade down State Street, scheduled for Saturday July 4. All members, friends, and Arlington West volunteers are invited to join our group. We will assemble near the starting point of the parade at State Street and Micheltorena. If you can’t find us, ask at the check-in desk outside Cantwell’s Market at State and Arrellaga… Read More