DC Memorial Weekend Installation – Visit and Volunteer!

We need YOU to come to DC this weekend to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and our own touring memorial, The Swords to Plowshares Belltower, which will be set up nearby, with VFP volunteers keeping watch 24/7 from Saturday morning through Monday night! map

On Memorial Day morning, for the third year running, Veterans For Peace from around the country will be delivering ‘Letters to The Wall’ (http://vietnamfulldisclosure.org/index.php/memorial-day-event-2018/) which many tourists will read and which will be entered in the historical archives. Afterwards we will hold a Peace Ceremony at the Korean War. Here is Monday’s schedule:

0930 Gather at the Belltower

1030 Step off: Deliver 2018 Letters to The Wall

1145 Regroup at the Belltower

1200 Step off for short slow processional to the Korean War Memorial
1210 Peace Ceremony at Korean War Memorial

1300 Regroup at the Belltower

1400 Group Lunch at Busboys & Poets (location TBA)

The next day, Tuesday, the Poor People’s Campaign’s theme will be:

The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence

  • 10am – Nonviolent Direct Action Training, St Marks Episcopal Church, 301 A St SE
  • 2pm – Rally, US Capitol Lawn
  • 7:30pm – Teach-In Tuesdays, The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW

WE NEED YOUR HELP and can even provide free overnight accommodations at the Belltower night-watch tent (if you can stay up for a night shift) or at the historic William Penn House, a Quaker boarding house at the other end of the mall on Capitol Hill. We are also in urgent need of people to help with the noble labor of unloading the Belltower trailer on Friday night at 9 pm, setting up on Saturday morning (beginning at 7 am), night watch at the Belltower security tent through Monday night, and breakdown on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

If you are planning to come, or even considering it, please contact Machai St. Rain at (919) 537-9089, Roger Ehrlich at (919) 696-5995, or Becky Luening at (503) 616-2532.

This will help us tremendously in our planning and scheduling and we can help with navigation, parking and other logistics!  We need YOU!

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