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2020 Reclaim Armistice Day Event
November 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ESTFree
Join us to reclaim the original meaning of November 11—Armistice Day, marking the end of the First World War at “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” in 1918 and a remembrance of those who died in that war. For 57 years, on Armistice Day people remembered the horror of war and celebrated peace, and to many, especially those who had experienced the suffering and grief that war brings, it became a sacred day.
Featured speakers: Ann Wright, Rory Fanning, Matt Hoh, Peggy Akers, Doug Rawlings, Danny Sjursen, Jan Barry, Edward Horgan (VFP Ireland)
In 1954, seeking to recognize veterans of later wars both living and dead, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day, using it to promote patriotic sentiments as the latest Cold War battle had ended in a stalemate on the Korean peninsula. Since then, Veterans Day observances have become tributes to militarism: cadets and soldiers step smartly to martial music to show their readiness for war, and politicians rush to bask in the reflected glory of military service. There is nothing left of the dream of ending war altogether.
Veterans For Peace honors and remembers the original emphasis of Armistice Day, and we invite you to join us in reclaiming that meaning.
Please register here to participate in our 2020 Reclaim Armistice Day event, to be held via Zoom at 2 pm EDT/11 am PST, Wednesday, November 11. This event is sponsored by VFP-034 New York , VFP-009 Boston/Smedley Butler Brigade, VFP-069 San Francisco, VFP Maine, VFP-021 Northern New Jersey, and the Vietnam Full Disclosure project.
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