… from the late Howard Zinn, once active and now honorary member of Veterans For Peace.
“Memorial Day should be a day for putting flowers on graves and planting trees. Also, for destroying the weapons of death that endanger us more than they protect us, that waste our resources and threaten our children and grandchildren.”
This Op-Ed from Howard Zinn appeared in the Boston Globe on June 2, 1976, after which his regular column in that paper was canceled.
Read the entire post at Common Dreams and see Howard’s official commemorative Facebook page, which still provides us his wisdom and inspiration.
Our favorite Howard Zinn quote:
“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”
Howard Zinn (1922-2010)
About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter
Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war.
Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations.
The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.
Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members.
More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at: www.veteransforpeace.org.