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Peace Walk 2024

Sat May 11 - Mon June 17

Dedicated to Daniel Ellsberg, 1931–2023,
and all the peacemakers

In the tradition and spirit of the many wonderful long-distance walks for peace, Veterans For Peace has initiated a National Project to begin May 7, 2024, and walk from Maine to arrive in Washington, DC, in July. We’ll be walking for the wellbeing of all people, for peace and an end to the threat of nuclear war and all wars, and for an environment that supports all life. PeaceWalk 2024 will be open to all who love peace and want to walk for it. Folks can join the walk for as little or as long as they wish.

This walk is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Ellsberg, the man who released the Pentagon Papers and exposed the lies that Americans were being told about the Vietnam War. Dan spent nearly every waking hour of the next five decades working for peace and trying to prevent nuclear war. Shortly before he died last year at age 92, he wrote, “The current risk of nuclear war, over Ukraine, is as great as the world has ever seen.” We need to heed his words.

Peace Walk 2024 in Massachusetts

On May 11, 2024, the PeaceWalk through Massachusetts will begin in Newburyport and proceed through Rowley to Ipswich. Over the following days, participants will honor the origins of Mother’s Day as a peace protest on the way to Salem, and continue through various towns including Malden, Jamaica Plain, East Walpole, and Plainville, before concluding in Providence, RI, on May 17. This leg of the journey emphasizes historical reflection and community engagement in peace advocacy.

Walk Details:

May 11:

Walkers leave Newburyport and walk through Rowley to Ipswich (House of Peace)

May 12:

PeaceWalk honors the origins of Mother’s Day as a peace protest and travels to Salem (First Church in Salem)

May 13:

PeaceWalkers depart Salem and walk to Malden (First Parish In Malden)

May 14:

From Malden, walkers go to Jamaica Plain

May 15:

PeaceWalkers depart Jamaica Plain and walk to East Walpole

May 16:

Walkers go from East Walpole to Plainville.

May 17:

PeaceWalk goes from Plainville to Providence, RI.





Sat May 11
Mon June 17

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