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The Selective Service System still requires males aged 18-25 to register for the Selective Service System. In addition, “The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was created by Congress to consider and develop recommendations concerning the need for a … Continue reading
Yesterday I described what happened the first time I turned in my draft card. At my parents request, I asked the draft board to return the draft card, to give my family more time to accept my decision. The draft … Continue reading
I have recently been sharing the stories of Quaker draft resisters. I struggled with what to do about the Selective Service System quite a bit. I was keeping a journal at the time, and attending Scattergood Friends School, then a … Continue reading
Sherry Hutchison would have been 99 years old on January 13th in 2018. She died peacefully December 31st, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. Sherry was a member of Des Moines Valley Friends (Quaker) Meeting, which belongs to Iowa Yearly Meeting … Continue reading
As Martin Luther King day approaches, I wanted to re-read the letter he wrote from Birmingham Jail. The civil rights struggles of the 1960’s had a large impact on me. I was a student at Scattergood Friends School at the … Continue reading
(Note: The following is the continuation of the story of the Friends Volunteer Service Mission (VSM). This part includes the conclusion of my draft resistance story, which was going on in the middle of my VSM service. I have previously … Continue reading
I’ve been writing a lot about draft resistance lately. In the materials Don Laughlin collected related to Quakers and draft resistance, I found the following story written by John Griffith, member of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative), War Resistance in World … Continue reading