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These veterans stand for peace

In our June issue, we printed the powerful statement of Leah Bolger, made in court during her trial on a charge of having disrupted a hearing of the so-called “Super Committee” of Congress. A 20-year Navy veteran, Leah Bolger addressed the court as national president of Veterans For Peace. She should have been so identified. We apologize for this unintentional but nevertheless unfortunate omission.

Veterans For Peace (VFP) was founded in 1985 by military veterans opposed to the Reagan Administration’s war against the people of Central America. Today it includes men and women of all eras and duty stations, spanning the Spanish Civil War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The organization is committed to non-violent activism and “democratic and open” procedures. Its more than 100 U.S. Chapters include those in Tacoma, Olympia, Everett and Seattle. It can be contacted at VFP, Greater Seattle Chapter 92, P. O. Box 31947, Seattle, WA 98103.

Editor Will Parry, who served four and a half years in the Coast Guard during World War II, is now a member of WFT Greater Seattle Chapter 92.

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