New yard signs for the Madison, Wisconsin Chapter of Veterans for Peace, Clarence Kailin Chapter 25. Help us raise funds and raise your voice about peace and justice.
The amount of signs is quite limited [run of 100], and we ask a minimum $20 donation per sign.
description: 18”x24”, corrugated plastic, double-sided, comes with metal H stakes
Your contributions help us continue our activities like providing educational scholarships to local youth and educating people so we can grow the movement for peace. Please send us an e-mail, give us a call or contact your local Madison member of Veterans for Peace . We will make sure to arrange to get signs to you, in the local Madison area. Outside of the area there will be an additional cost if shipping is required.
Chapter Coordinator: Fran Wiedenhoeft email: email@example.com; phone: 608-576-7416
Chapter Treasurer: Paul McMahon email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Williams had this friend in Vietnam, DeMarchi, and they sang doo-wop together. “We were just tight,” Williams was recalling Tuesday. They also went on patrol together, and that’s when DeMarchi got hit.
“His brains fell out in our hands when we were moving him,” Williams would recall later. He sat with the corpse in a bomb crater overnight. That night has never left him, though Williams was sitting a world away this week, literally and figuratively, sipping from a coffeehouse cup in Fitchburg. He wore a green T-shirt that read: “Veterans for Peace.” But here’s the thing. It wasn’t that awful night that turned Williams into a peace activist. If anything, at first, seeing his friend die did the opposite.
“The more friends that were killed,” he said quietly, “the more hateful I became. I became an animal. If I couldn’t make a kill it bothered me.” It took years, decades really, for Williams to become an anti-war activist. His journey is one of five chronicled in a documentary film, “The Good Soldier,” that will play Nov. 11, Veterans Day , at Sundance. Williams will be there to answer questions after the screening.
“The Mourning Dove Mound is a symbol of peace at the Highground. It represents a constant presence of peace among numerous other memorials and monuments dedicated to wars and conflicts.
As the designer in 1985, I tell the story on this video of the mound and how Native American people built burial and effigy mounds for centuries before I designed the dove mound. It was dedicated in 1989. In recent years, I met hundreds of school children in person at the Highground to tell the Dove Mound story.”
All wars have large costs, which the political, financial, and governmental elites instigating the conflicts would rather the citizens minimize –but pay for. With a “volunteer military”, outsourcing, drones, and “smart bombs”, the war-makers attempt to hide the costs of war. The true story, however, is much grimmer.
***Veteran of the “War on Terror” Brittyn Calyx who will talk about the cost of war on the individual veteran and the impact of war on their own life.
***Vietnam veteran, artist, and peace activist David Giffey, who will speak on the societal costs of war,
***Dr. Eileen Ahearn, a long-time psychiatrist at the VA in Madison, Wisconsin who will take a look at war and moral injury and
***Rev. David Couper, who brings his experience as a veteran, former Madison police chief, and Episcopal priest, and will discuss the militarization of policing.
Each panelist will be given about 10 minutes to speak, followed by Q&A. We will use the Zoom chat box to field questions from our panelists.