Each year, Veterans For Peace chapters across the nation meet in major cities to celebrate and remember the original Armistice Day as was done in 1918, at the end of World War I. On this day, the world came together in realization that war is so horrible we must end it now. We invite all to join us in our effort to celebrate Armistice Day and the idea of ending all war. Read VFP’s position statement on Armistice Day, related to today’s current global situation. You can find a local event near you or consider hosting one of your own and register it here.
For a vigil happening in New Haven, Conn., visit this post.
In 1918, after Armistice Day, a 10-year campaign launched that year resulted in the ratification of the the Kellogg-Briand Pact which legally banned all war making. The Kellogg-Briand Pact reads:
“The High Contracting Parties solemnly declare in the names of their respective peoples that they condemn recourse to war for the solution of international controversies, and renounce it, as an instrument of national policy in their relations with one another.
“The High Contracting Parties agree that the settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them, shall never be sought except by pacific means.”
Today, it seems, many of our leaders have forgotten that war is illegal. Please join Veterans For Peace in remembering this day’s original purpose and calling for an end to all wars.