CODEPINK ACTION CALENDAR
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Saturday, May 26th 2012 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Jones Beach, NY
8th Annual Peace Procession at the "AIR SHOW"
CODEPINK LI MEMORIAL RIBBONS of U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq & Afghanistan will be displayed at the Plaza after the Underpass.
We thank the efforts of the Women of PAX CHRISTI LI & CODEPINK LI,who have kept the over 5,000 pink ribbons, up to date, each one bearing the name, age, and the month & year of the soldier's death. We are asking people to wear a black top or LI Vets for Peace T-shirt.
Group banners only, no other signs, please!
After a welcoming ceremony and gathering prayer,
Some will stay with the ribbons, display this poster and chant (mic check style):
ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY/
TO REMEMBER THOSE/
KILLED IN WAR./
EACH OF THESE RIBBONS/
BEARS THE NAME/
OF A SOLDIER/
KILLED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN./
LET US PLEDGE OURSELVES/
TO WORK TOWARD/
ENDING ALL WARS.
Others will process along the Boardwalk, accompanied by a Bagpiper & a Drummer, peacefully & solemnly singing, "Walk with Me," stopping to display the posters and read the names of the LI fallen.
Some 5,000 flyers will be distributed, pointing out that: Memorial Day is a sacred day dedicated by our Nation to mourn the loss of American troops killed in wars. It is not a time to glorify war with the Air Show, display weapons,
and entice young people to enlist in more wars.
To find out more info and to RSVP (if you are new) contact: Sheila Croke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
or Charlotte Koons <email@example.com> 631-261-8590.
Jones Beach State Park
Parking Field 4 EAST SIDE by the Needle
Jones Beach, NY
PAX CHRISTI LI in partnership with CODEPINK LI; LI ALLIANCE for PEACEFUL ALTERNATIVES; LI VETERANS for PEACE; NORTH COUNTRY PEACE GROUP; SOAW; SOUTH COUNTRY PEACE GROUP; SUFFOLK PEACE NETWORK, WOMEN IN BLACK.