Veterans Speaker's Alliance (VSA) is a volunteer organization of military veterans which provides speakers free of charge to high schools, colleges, campus, civic and religious organizations, unions and other community groups. We also participate in forums and debates. Our members, men and women, represent diverse ethnic backgrounds as well as diverse branches of the armed services. We share a strong belief that, before young people decide about military service, they should hear about war firsthand from those who were there. VSA speakers can provide historical perspective. We can speak honestly and realistically about the tragedies of war, because many of us have been there.

Students ask questions which reflect a lack of understanding of the true nature of war and a lack of knowledge of America's recent wars. Such as:
How many of the enemy did you kill?
Did you win any medals?
How did war affect your outlook on life?
Would you do it again?
Doesn't the military provide good job training?
As parents and teachers, we have the responsibility to provide information and guidance which will help them make difficult decisions that will affect the rest of their lives and the lives of people all over the earth.

VSA can help you give young people the information they need to make choices about the military and military service. Often when making these crucial decisions, the only voice they hear is that of a military recruiter. As a result, their information is one sided, unbalanced and may be inaccurate. As veterans of war in Viet Nam, Korea and WWII, we answer both tough and naive questions. But we go beneath the surface to describe some of the basic facts about military life and conflict.

Contacts Information

Veterans Speaker's Alliance (VSA)
205 - 13th St. (at Mission)
Ste. 3300
San Francisco, CA 94103
Messages: (510) 418-3436

Veterans For Peace
San Francisco, Chapter 69

Bill Creighton, President
John Caldara, Vice President
Paul Cox, Secretary
Dennis Riley , Treasurer

War Memorial Veterans Building
Room 125
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94012
(510) 418-3436
Facebook: sf.vfp

Monthly Meetings:
3nd Tuesdays
6:30 PM
205 - 13th Street (at Mission)
Suite 3300
San Francisco, CA 94103