You might recall that back in February 2019 our chapter hosted a public talk about a Veterans For Peace project supporting the sailing vessel (S/V) Golden Rule.
Here she is sailing up the Willamette River a few years ago during Fleet Week in Portland.
We collected a few donations at the February talk and threw in a few bucks from our VFP chapter treasury to help fund a trip by the vessel to the western Pacific later this year. More about that trip and the anti-nuclear work the ship and her crew are doing here.
We recently got notice that, due to our fundraising efforts, our VFP chapter has been named an honorary plank owner of the Golden Rule. If you’re not familiar with that term, it goes back to the days of wooden sailing ships. More on that here.
From the letter accompanying the certificate:
We are grateful for your support! The Golden Rule has, once again, taken her place on the seas in memory of the heroic crew that set sail in 1958 to stand in opposition of atmospheric nuclear weapons testing and military aggression. The Golden Rule Project carries on that mission as an important advocate of reason, restraint and non-violent resolution of conflict in a world where war, warfare and nuclear proliferation threatens the extinction of all life on our fragile planet.
Thanks to all our donors and chapter members who helped make the February talk happen and helped fund the Project.