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Memorial Day for Peace

May 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join Veterans For Peace, the Smedley Butler Brigade and Samantha Smith Chapters, United for Justice with Peace, Mass Peace Action, and the American Friends Service Committee for a ceremony for Peace on Memorial Day. 

This year our program consists of poets reading original works. 

 

Poets include:

Eric Wasileski – U.S. Navy Veteran, Persian Gulf Operation Desert Fox

Bob Funke – U.S. Army Veteran, Vietnam War

Carrie Schuchardt – House of Peace

Faye George – Author, Published Poet

Ahmad AlZubaydi – Iraqi Refugee – President of Iraqi Forum

Ali AlGeze – Iraqi Refugee – Author, Published Poet

Patrick Doherty – U.S. Army, Iraq War

Brian Quirk – Bagpipe player (Merrimack Valley People for Peace)

We will recite the names of those fallen from Massachusetts who were killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.  Flowers will be dropped into Boston Harbor in memory of these young men and women. Names of Iraq and Afghanistan civilians killed in the conflicts will also be read by family and friends.  

We mourn deeply all those who should not have lost their lives in war, sadly, perpetrated by misguided leaders, leading a misinformed public and an over-extended military into two immoral wars we greatly opposed. 

“War is a Racket”! -Smedley D. Butler, Major General U.S.M.C.

Directions from the Aquarium T stop:

Follow the signs in the station for Waterfront and Aquarium.

As you exit the T station, turn right on Atlantic Ave. and turn right again after passing the Long Wharf Marriott. Enter Christopher Columbus Park. The event will be taking place along the harbor, look for the Veterans for Peace white flags.

 

 

Details

Date:
May 26, 2014
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Tags:
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Organizer

Veterans for Peace – Smedley Butler Brigade
Phone:
(617) 942-0328
Email:
vfpsmedley@gmail.com
Website:
smedleyvfp.org

Venue

Christopher Columbus Park
100 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA
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