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~ Madison Rally for Peace ~ 1PM Mon May 30

VFP 2022 Peace Rally Flyer

 

      RALLY for PEACE

      1 p.m. Monday – May 30, 2022

  James Madison Park, Gates of Heaven Building 

   Hosted by Veterans For Peace – Clarence Kailin Chapter 25

Madison, Wisconsin

 


Guest Speaker

Garett Reppenhagen

Veterans For Peace, National, Executive Director

                                                 

       “Building/sustaining movement against militarism & war”

                – With discussion of current world situation

                                                  .

                                         Featuring:

  • DAVID COUPER – POET, VETERAN, AUTHOR

  • MUSIC BY OLD COOL BAND

  • SEAN MICHAEL DARGAN – BAGPIPE

  • FLOWER CEREMONY AT THE LINCOLN BRIGADE MARKER

  • EMCEE – LARRY ORR

  • CLOSING REMARKS – WILL WILLIAMS

                 

Memorial Mile 2022 ~ Olbrich Park & Atwood Ave ~

This time of the year, those of us involved with Veterans for Peace, believe it is important to recognize the significant loss of lives that our nation [and the world] have experienced. We may have borders, but we are also a part of this world. Understanding our loss may be a step in changing our ways. Having empathy for the loss of others is another step towards change and progress.


In a few hours, we placed around 7,000 simulated grave markers. Although, the early risers may have been putting down the design as early as 6am, who knows.  I was sleeping at that time.

“Donuts, coffee, peanuts, soda and wonderful conversation made the job…”  – Tom Glassel

“Great photos, Tom!  Great, hard-working volunteers!  So well organized – excellent work early on by John, Phil, Jeff, and Steve: Bravo!  And we made a very good connection with the local press: photographer Kayla Wolf of the Wisconsin State Journal.  Excellent conversations and outreach with the public.  Two of my students (2nd and 4th graders) brought their Mom to walk the Mile, and will report to their classes.
Onwards!  Peace!  Larry

 

“Volunteers gathered at Olbrich Park on Saturday to help Veterans for Peace Chapter #25 set up the Memorial Mile.

Over the past two years, the long stretch of tombstones that are placed to remind people of the worst cost of war could not be set up because of COVID-19.

On Saturday though, with the community’s help, the Memorial Mile made its return.”

Link to article and video….

Channel 3 News: Memorial Mile makes return to Madison ahead of Memorial Day

 

 

Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) is a day for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the armed forces.

 

 

Help Promote Peace ~ Memorial Mile ~ Memorial Day Observance

Opportunity to volunteer in Madison, Sat. May 28th, starting at 9 am for a couple hours: You can help Veterans for Peace Chapter #25 set up the “Memorial Mile” along Atwood Avenue in Olbrich Park.

Because of COVID, for the past two years, we were unable to install the long stretch of tombstones, which we have created as a remembrance of one of the worst costs of war. We find the world today in a hazardous state and believe it is important to again install the Memorial Mile as a reminder of the costs of war, particularly when use of nuclear weapons is now “on the table”.

 

Do you think you might be able to assist with the Memorial Mile this year? Let us know as soon as you can.  Let us know if you can bring friends.

 

Please respond to John at

jhfour@gmail.com

 

Volunteers are critical to installation of the 6,000+ tombstones (Photo by Paul McMahon)

Watch 2021 Memorial Day Peace Rally – Progressive Magazine and Veterans for Peace

organized by Veterans for Peace Madison, Clarence Kailin Chapter 25, David Giffey and Norm Stockwell of Progressive Magazine

Link to video…

2021 Memorial Day Peace Rally  

Link to Facebook event including  Progressive Magazine Youtube of video…

Memorial Day Rally Facebook Event

We honor those lost: military and civilian and our friends and compatriots lost among Veterans for Peace.  Thanks to Norm Stockwell, David Giffey, Paul P.T. McMahon,  Fran Wiedenhoeft and Brad Geyer, along with all of the members of Veterans for Peace.

 

Thanks to Judy Miner of the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice and Veterans for Peace Madison for helping with publicity.

 

Thanks to Brian Albert of LeftEffect Media.  Thanks to Steve Ringwood for producing the video.

 

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