Peace Walk 5/27

This Saturday, May 27, the Memorial Day Peace Procession will take place, starting at 10 AM in Parking Field 2 at Jones Beach. This event is sponsored by many Long Island  peace groups This day is chosen for the walk in order  to counter the presence of the military who select the opening day of Memorial weekend to display  weapons on the boardwalk  and in the  air  show,  and  to  recruit youngsters.  

Memorial Day was created to commemorate the victims of war, not recruit more victims.

Since this is a solemn procession, no anti-war or political signs will be used. However, a banner/flag or cap to identify your group would be fine. Oaktag crosses, crescents and Stars of David will be available  to carry, if you choose to do so.  

We are very fortunate to have Brian Crowe lead us along the boardwalk playing his bagpipes. We will pause periodically to read the lists of fatalities. Everyone is welcome to participate in reading, and we will also need help in  distributing handouts along the route.

We are working on a plan to have one or two  cars available at the end of the walk to shuttle  people back to Field 2. 

This year,  the newly formed  Long Island Chapter of Veterans for Peace will be participating, –  their first public event on Long Island. We are honored to be walking in their company.  

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