Walk to Reclaim Armistice Day in Madison – Fri Nov 11
This Fri Nov 11 – Join Us to Reclaim Armistice Day in Madison
22nd Madison War Abolition Walk, 37th Week of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Madison War Abolition Walks is following the lead of Veterans for Peace’s chapters around the nation who, since 2008, have been Reclaiming Armistice Day by pushing the celebration of peace into the national conversation on Veterans Day. Check their website at: https://www.veteransforpeace.
Join us this Friday, November 11 to walk and picket the offices of our representatives to mourn all victims of war and advocate ending this brutal and uncivilized way to face conflicts called war.
Meet us at 1pm in the Capitol Rotunda, at the information desk. RSVP and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For our walk this Friday, November 11 – Meet us at 1pm in the Capitol Rotunda, at the information desk. We will walk to Rep Pocan and Sen Baldwin’s offices to deliver letters. Details below and attached.
November 11 is Veteran Day. Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday was instituted 103 years ago to commemorate the armistice, or peace negotiations, that ended World War I, the war that was supposed to end all wars.
In other parts of the world, this day is called Remembrance Day and everywhere was considered to be a day of mourning the dead and of celebration for the ending of World War I, and of a commitment to preventing war in the future. The holiday’s name was changed in the United States after the U.S. war on Korea to “Veterans Day,” and became a largely pro-war holiday, a celebration of militarism.
While soldiers and veterans alike are largely glorified as protectors of our country, democracy, and freedom, since 9/11 here in the USA, of the veterans of our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq:
About 30,000 have committed suicide
40,000 are homeless
1 out of 10 are diagnosed with substance abuse
15% suffer from PTSD
These impacts are the real enemies of our communities, our humanity, and our civility.
Attached, please check the two letters we are planning to hand deliver to Rep Pocan and Sen Baldwin, each one with a specific set of asks. If you agree with them, please print your own copies, sign them and bring them to the action. They’ll be delivered together, in a packet.
Lastly, the very same night, Fermat Theater is staging the play “We Will Not Be Silent” https://artlitlab.org/events/
Madison War Abolition Walks has started a new chapter of World Beyond War, a global movement to end all wars. Check their website at: https://worldbeyondwar.org