Armistice Day Parade & Faneuil Hall Peace Event

When:
November 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am America/New York Timezone
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Attention Veterans & Peace Activists – Please join Veterans For Peace and The Leftist Marching Band for our Armistice Day Parade & Faneuil Hall Peace Event

Day for Peace
November 11, 2019
Armistice Day Parade
Faneuil Hall Peace Event

Endorsed and co-sponsored by Newton Dialogs.
 
Join us @ Noon at the corner of Charles and Beacon street for our Armistice Day Parade to Faneuil Hall with the Leftist Marching Band.
 
Veterans for Peace proudly honors and celebrates the original intention for Armistice Day – a Day of Peace. We will gather at Faneuil Hall for our Armistice Day For Peace Event. 
 
Smedley Butler chapter of VFP is very happy that Andrew Bacevich, who is on the VFP advisory board, will be the keynote speaker at our annual event at Sam Adams Park near Faneuil Hall.  Bell ringing will be at 11 am.

Andrew Bacevich will be speaking on “What we owe the troops” and the Leftist Marching Band will be providing music.

Veterans from different eras will also recite original works of Poetry, Prose and Song.

Litany of the Bells

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Over one hundred years ago the world celebrated peace as a universal principle. The first World War had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively called for an end to all wars. Armistice Day was born and was designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated.”

After World War II, the U.S. Congress decided to rebrand November 11 as Veterans Day. Honoring the warrior quickly morphed into honoring the military and glorifying war. Armistice Day was flipped from a day for peace into a day for displays of militarism.
Veterans For Peace has taken the lead in lifting up the original intention of November 11th – as a day for peace. As veterans we know that a day that celebrates peace, not war, is the best way to honor the sacrifices of veterans. We want generations after us to never know the destruction war has wrought on people and the earth.

Veterans For Peace is calling on everyone to stand up for peace this Armistice Day. More than ever, the world faces a critical moment. Tensions are heightened around the world and the U.S. is engaged militarily in multiple countries, without an end in sight. Here at home we have seen the increasing militarization of our police forces and brutal crackdowns on dissent and people’s uprisings against state power. We must press our government to end reckless military interventions that endanger the entire world. We must build a culture of peace.

This Armistice Day, Veterans For Peace calls on the U.S. public to say no to more war and to demand justice and peace, at home and abroad. We know Peace is Possible and call for an end to all oppressive and violent policies, and for equality for all people.

 

 

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