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Vets Group Calls For End of "Perpetual War"

John Gibson

A group of veterans gathered on Evansville’s riverfront for a Veterans Day event, calling for an end to all wars. 

About 20 veterans and supporters of Veterans for Peace braved cold and misty weather at the Four Freedoms Monument.

Musician Alan Williamson played an old Creedence Clearwater Revival tune as veterans stressed their mission to stop perpetual war.

Group member Larry Miller asked people to take action…

"To defund war and enact legislation that promotes peace and democracy, support and collaborate with members who are on the right side of these issues, protest and action in the streets, on op-ed pages, in courtrooms, direct action, demonstrations, civil disobedience..."

Another group member, Lynn Kinkade, said believing in peace is not naïve…

"What is more naive than thinking that perpetuating war will lead to peace and harmony, that perpetuating war will result in anything more than death and destruction, and distrust and disharmony."

Veterans for Peace also announced Signature School senior Nadia Sharf won the group’s “Why Choose Peace?” video contest.

Nadia received a $1,000 scholarship.