Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War will meet Islanders and pre-sent their stories, and their strategies for ending the war, at a special event on Wednesday, August 20, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Spring street in Vineyard Haven. They also will take questions.

These veterans were recently on retreat on the Vineyard and have returned to offer more information about their cause. Iraq Veterans Against the War is an organization that began in July 2004 and has nearly 1,800 members in 48 states. Its members recently testified before a Congressional caucus and are planning to return to make their statements under oath. Their National Convention is this month in Minneapolis, and they will be protesting at the National Democratic Convention.

For details, call Paul Lazes at 774-253-3828.