Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Veterans for Peace Draft Statement






























The world is not at peace! It is time for peace to lead the way.

We hope to bring together policy makers, community leaders, mediators, parents, clergy, students, activists, media folks, artists, film makers, educators, nonprofit organizations, and others - to explore how diverse peace actors can work together to increase their impact. We reach across all political spectrum and parties as well as to any non-aligned individuals and groups. Please take a stand today and join us in this effort! War is not the answer!


A public program will be held Friday evening, October 13 (the day before Arlington East) at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham. We plan this to be a speak out format along with an international music program.

On Saturday, October 14th, Cape Codders for Peace and Justice and Veterans for Peace Cape Cod Chapter plan a day of action by building ‘Arlington East’ on Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, MA to memorialize those who have died in Iraq. Similar to ‘Arlington West’ in Santa Monica, CA, and ‘Arlington South’ in Crawford, TX, grave markers will represent each American soldiers who has been killed in Iraq. Iraq civilian deaths will be represented. An interdenominational service will be held at noon.

This installation shall be, in earnest, a very respectful and yet inspiring presence for all of us to reflect on war and it's cost in human assets. Please work and pray for peace now! Our collective desire is to address the global anxiety about global conflicts and to find commonality and shape positive action, going beyond politics. The ocean setting should be honored as a sacred place and a sacred time of remembrance and reconciliation for all the victims of war. If you wish to join us and or even Co-sponsor this event contact any one of us. War is not the answer.

There will be another organizing committee meeting next coming Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at 6:30 p.m., at Borders Books on Rte. 132. Please feel free to come and join us to plan this regional and GLOCAL event. Please consider Co-sponsoring this event as an individual, organization, church or community group. Veteran's for Peace is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization. Contributions are tax deductible.




WHAT: ARINGTON EAST

WHEN: October 13,- 14, 2006

WHERE: Cape Cod Nation
al Seashore


This event will be disAbility accessible!
Ramp goes from parking lot to beach, public transportation (The Flex Route) Cost $1. or 50 cents if you are 60+ , or have a disAbility. A bike path serves this venue. We will try to arrange to have a shuttle vehicle at the Salt Pond Visitors center, please leave the 25 parking spots at Coast Guard Beach for those with special license plates. We also will need bathrooms opened or provided for back at Salt Pond vistors center.




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