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News :: DNC : International
9/11 Family Group Pushes Peace and a Giant Stone
27 Jul 2004
While politicians convene in Boston for the Democratic National Convention, family members of 9/11 victims are making a dramatic statement of solidarity with victims of terrorism, violence and war from around the world. They started on July 25 a walk from Boston to New York, pulling a 1400-pound granite memorial honoring the “Unknown Civilians Killed in War.”
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BOSTON, MA - While politicians convene in Boston for the Democratic National Convention, family members of 9/11 victims are making a dramatic statement of solidarity with victims of terrorism, violence and war from around the world. They started on July 25 a walk from Boston to New York, pulling a 1400-pound granite memorial honoring the “Unknown Civilians Killed in War.” The memorial is on display at the North Corner of Copley Square until 9:00 AM on July 28 when it will be pulled to Brookline, MA arriving at St. Paul’s Church located at 15 Paul Street at approximately 12:00 noon. The group will hold a speaking event upon arrival.

WHO: September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows and Supporters
WHAT: “Stonewalk” from Boston to Brookline and Speaking Event
WHEN: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 leaving at 9:00 AM, Arriving at 12:00 noon in Brookline
WHERE: Copley Square then walking to 15 Paul Street in Brookline, MA

The walk is sponsored by September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, a group of more than 130 family members of 9/11 victims, in conjunction with The Peace Abbey, a multi-faith retreat center. Through this walk, and through speaking events in thirty-three communities along the way, they will bear witness to the tragic reality that civilian casualties constituted 80% of the deaths in war in the 20th century, and ask that this human toll be a prime consideration in future policymaking decisions.

The Boston-to-New York walk acknowledges the tragedy that linked those two cities on September 11th, 2001, symbolically remaking that connection with a message of peace and a memorial to all of those who died that day. The memorial’s journey will be made solely by human effort, using no animals or machinery, demonstrating the power of individuals to “move mountains” for the cause of peace.

In keeping with its nonpartisan mission, the group will ask all who participate to leave political signs and slogans at home, keeping their focus on the human costs of war, which transcend politics, nationality or religious affiliation.

For more Information and a complete list of towns the Stonewalk will visit, please see http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/

September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, P.O. Box 1818, Peter Stuyvesant Station, New York, NY 10009, Ph: 212-598-0970 www.peacefultomorrows.org
See also:
http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/

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