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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.
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.