Veterans For Peace Annual Spring Tour to Vietnam 2017
Each year since 2012 members of Vietnam’s Hoa Binh (Peace) Chapter 160 of Veterans For Peace (VFP) invite up to 20 veterans & non-vet spouses & peace activists to come to Việt Nam every Spring for an insider’s 2-week tour. The Hoa Binh chapter is the first & only overseas VFP chapter of American veterans living in Việt Nam!
The mission of the tour is to address the legacies of America’s war, as well as visit a beautiful country & form lasting ties of friendship & peace; therefore each tour participant is asked to bring a minimum of $1,000 as a donation. The money will go to VFP Chapter 160’s humanitarian projects in Việt Nam: bomb clearance, chemical warfare victims, hospitals, orphanages, schools, etc. The group will visit recovery & assistance projects supported by VFP & meet with Vietnamese families & war veterans struggling with: Agent Orange/Dioxin, Unexploded Ordinance & Poverty. Bringing the $1,000 minimum donation is mandatory. We also encourage donations from individuals & their organizations not going on the tour. These non-tour donations have accounted for more than half of the over $200,000 donated so far.
The Hoa Binh Chapter of Veterans For Peace is well-known & respected in Vietnam. The 2017 group will be the sixth annual tour. In all, 66 people (36 veterans & 30 non-vet spouses & peace activists) have gone on the Spring delegations & delivered this critical aid & solidarity.
DATES: Tour dates in Vietnam are Sunday, March 5th arrive Ha Noi; Tuesday, March 21st depart Ho Chi Minh City. We arrange an (optional) Group Flight from San Francisco.