Starting Date: 10-13-2006
Starting Time: 7:00pm
Cape Cod National Seashore
North Eastham, Massachusetts 02651
508-432-9256Dear Fellow Students, Teachers, Veterans of the Peace Movement, Democratic Progressives, other activist!
Cape Codders for Peace & Justice, Veterans for Peace, Cape Cod and General Smedley Butler Brigade, NH, Tom Paine (Albany NY) Chapters
invites you to seek and learn about ARLINGTON EAST.
The world is not at peace! It is time for Veterans for Peace to lead the way.
WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER!
We hope to bring together other veteran groups, policy makers, progressive community leaders, mediators, parents, clergy, students, activists, artists, educators, nonprofit organizations, and others - to explore how diverse peace actors can work together to increase their impact. We reach across the political spectrum and to parties as well as to any non-aligned individuals and groups. Please take a stand today and join us in this effort!
War is not the answer!
A public program will be held Friday evening, October 13 (the day before Arlington East) at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham. We plan this to be a speak out format along with an international music program.
On Saturday, October 14th, Cape Codders for Peace and Justice and Veterans for Peace Cape Cod Chapter plan a day of action by building ‘Arlington East’ on Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, MA to memorialize those who have died in Iraq. Similar to ‘Arlington West’ in Santa Monica, CA, and ‘Arlington South’ in Crawford, TX, grave markers will represent each American soldier and media person who has been killed in Iraq. Iraq civilian deaths will be represented. An interdenominational service will be held at noon. A Community "Pot-luck" dinner will follow at a location (still to be determined) after sunset.
This installation shall be, in earnest, a very respectful and yet inspiring presence for all of us to reflect on war and it's cost in human assets. Please work and pray for peace now! Our collective desire is to address the global anxiety about recent global conflicts and to find commonality and shape positive action, going beyond politics. The ocean setting should be honored as a sacred place and a sacred time of remembrance and reconciliation for all the victims of war. If you wish to join us and or even Co-sponsor this event contact any one of us. War is not the answer.
Please feel free to come and join us to plan this regional and GLOCAL (globally/local) event. The world is flat. Please consider Co-sponsoring this event as an individual, organization, church or community group. Veteran's for Peace is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
Gold Star Families Speak Out members will be our special guests. Carlos & Melida Arredondo, & Celeste Zappala
Nancy E. Clarke Phd,
Phone: (508) 385-8636
William "Duke" Ellis III, Phd, Phone: (508)-420-5532
John & Joe Bangert VVAW
Phone: (508) 432-0545
Geographical Scope: Metro
Day of Action