Memorial Day Vigil 2019 - Metro Justice

Memorial Day Vigil 2019

For years local antiwar activists have used Rochester's highly militarized Memorial Day parade as a public opportunity to remind the community about this nation's ongoing but unnoticed wars worldwide, and the many who have died in them. Not welcome in the parade with our NO WAR signs, we have for many years had our own peace parade immediately following the memorial day parade.
This year we have chosen instead to stand en masse in a silent, respectful antiwar vigil, with appropriate banners and signs and fliers (NO WAR with IRAN, NO WAR with VENEZUELA, etc.) at the Liberty Pole on the corner of East and Main. It's still not clear when the parade will begin. Best to arrive at Liberty Pole at 10:00 am on May 27th.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. So it is important that we remember our long US history of illegal war and regime change, and the lies used to justify them. George Santayana told us that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."   Now especially, with new lies threatening Iran and Venezuela, we must remember the endless lies - most recently, the Gulf of Tonkin and WMDs - so as not to repeat the still ongoing horrors of the past.
We must remember. We must not be fooled. We must not be condemned to still more war and atrocity, perpetrated in our name.  

Because Memorial Day is a holiday we expect the city parking garages, like at Main and Scio, will be available and free.

For more information: Doug Noble, Peace Action & Education (dougdnoble@gmailcom, 585-442-3383).

May 27, 2019 at 10:00am - 1pm
Liberty Pole
Rochester, NY 14604
United States
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Anthony Yiannakos William Forrest Carole Camp

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