VFP meets the fist Wednesday of the month
7:00 P.M. - call for directions
Chapter email: gvlvfp@earthlink.net
Scott Camil Chapter Contact 352-375-2563
GI Rights Hotline 1-877-447-4487

2009 Events & Articles
Memorial Day, Winter Solstice, Winter Soldier II, Vets Speak Out


2007 Events & Articles
Memorial Day, Winter Solstice, March on the Pentagon, March on the Capitol and Die In

2006 Events and Articles

Winter solstice,

2005 Events & Articles
Winter Solstice

2004 Events and Articles
Winter Solstice

2003 Events & Articles
Winter Solstice

Our Homeless Vets
Julie Netzer: full story...

Unfinished Business from Several Wars Ago Speech by Dave Cline full story...

A Stubborn Peace - Perry Keidel full story...

Norman Balabanian Articles:
Why Iraq

The Anti War Case

School of Americas and Us Ideology

The Oldest Democracy

Scott Camil Articles:



Right to Recruit

Supporting Our Troops

Winter Soldier 2008
















2008 Events, Projects and Articles

Winter SoldierII  Vets Speak Out  Memorial Mile  Winter Solstice  Articles

Winter Soldier II, Silver Springs Maryland
March 14th - 16th 2008

Iraq Vets Against the war speak out
photos on flickr here
Winter Soldier Article by Scott Camil

Second Annual Vets Speak Out
Thursday March 20th, 6:30 pm
Santa Fe Community College
The public was invited to hear the veterans tell their stories and thoughts, and to ask questions with due respect

Winter Soldier, Iraq at UF

1402 W University, April 8th, 7:30 - 10:00pm
Westminister Presbyterian Student Center
Sponsored by Students Against War(SAW), Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Campus Progress,Iraq Vets Against the War (IVAW) and Vets for Peace
See photos on FLICKR

Memorial Day Display 2008

8th Avenue NW, Friday through Monday, May 24, 25,26
Videos: Benjamin Kite   Alligator   HSaive

22nd Annual Winter solstice Concert

Friday December 19th, 2008
At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville
Download the 2008 Winter Solstice Program and articles here.

As usual VFP and Peace Community Supporters turned out in Force. They Came for Music, Fellowship and to Celebrate the spirit of the Season. A Great Time was had by All!

Scott did the Helmet Awards at Intermission
These Awards go to Outstanding Supporters of VFP
Ku and Gil for Picketing faithfully for the last 5 years
Denny for his exceptional help with the Solstice Concert Thanks to Dottie Burnham, Rob and Louis Clarke for Helping make our Veterans Enlistment Guide a Reality

Old soldiers never die, they just fade away

Norman Balabanian, World War II veteran,
surrounded by several generations of his fellow VFP and IVAW friends writes:
"I will reach the age of 86 next week, 62 years after my discharge from the Army.
After tomorrow's meeting (August 6th, 2008),
that I plan to attend courtesy of John Hawkins, I plan to fade away.
My first involvement with VfP was in 1968 ...
when I organized a chapter, then known as VfP in Vietnam,in Syracuse, NY,
in time to get the caps that I distributed
to a number of my vet colleagues at a major demo (over 1000 people)
that I led from near the Syracuse University campus
to the federal building in downtown Syracuse."
Norm just finished his 11th book, an autobiography.
The first 10 were in his specialty of electrical engineering
,but he has written many fine articles for Vets for Peace over the years.
You will find some of them archived on this site under articles on our side bar
Norm, You will aways be with us in our hearts!