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News :: War and Militarism
Photos/Video-Memorial Day For Peace
31 May 2011
About 100 peace activists observed an anti-war Memorial Day in Boston.
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May 30, 2011-Boston , Mass:
Veterans For Peace, Military Families Speak Out, American Friends Service Committee, and United For Justice With Peace, were the organizers for the 3rd annual "Memorial Day For Peace".
This was held at Waterfront Park in the Faneuil Hall section of Boston. Some of the featured speakers were Pat Scanlon-VFP,John Schuchardt-VFP and House of Peace in Ipswich, MA, Ross Caputi-VFP, Iraq war veteran, and president of the Boston University Anti-War Coalition,Joyce and Kevin Lucey-parents of Corporal Jeffrey Lucey USMC(killed by PTSD from the war) and members of Military Families Speak Out. Melida and Carlos Arredondo-parents of Lance Corporal Alex Arredondo USMC(killed in the Iraq war), as well as Oday and Ayfer-Iraqi refugees.
The speakers voiced opposition to the US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the human death toll from the wars.
After the speakers, a solemn ceremony was held in which the names of Mass. soldiers killed in the wars , as well names of Iraqi and Afghan civilians killed, were read out loud-after each name people took turns throwing a single flower into the harbor water for each name.

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