Veterans for peace was founded in 1985 to:
Increase the public awareness of the total costs of war
Restrain our government from intervening in the internal affairs of other nations
End the arms race
Reduce, and eventually eliminate, nuclear weapons
Seek justice for veterans and victims of war
Abolish war as an instrument of national policy
We attempt to accomplish our mission through public displays such as marching in parades, our memorial displays on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day in the open area in Traverse City and speaking out against war in public places. We proudly wear our Chapter 50 T-shirts. We also attempt to be present at schools to present a more realistic image of military service with no disrespect to Service branch Recruiters.
Veterans For Peace promotes a humane and democratic local, national, and global society, by educating the public to the true social, ecological, and spiritual costs of war. Our membership includes veterans of all eras and duty stations and we actively work to prevent the spread of militarism as a form of foreign policy
Veterans for Peace chapter 50, named in honor of longtime northern lower peninsula peace activists, and military veterans, Char and Bruce Sanderson tries to carry on their legacy.