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Veterans for Peace: celebrate 100 years since the World War I armistice

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: downtown Boston • Gather at Charles and Beacon St. • Boston

                                               JOIN OUR ARMISTICE DAY PARADE!

                                              VETERANS, PEACE ORGANIZATIONS

                      All WHO ARE WORKING TO BRING ABOUT PEACE

You are invited to join us for our Boston Armistice Day parade.

      To sign up, or for more information, please contact:

              Dr. Paul Atwood   <   Paul.Atwood@umb.edu   >

Armistice Day legislation calls for US citizens to reflect on the horror of war.   It calls upon faith communities to ring bells, each year, to rededicate our country to the cause of world peace.

             Veterans For Peace, in Boston, relegated to the “back of the parade” for many years, is calling out to all those who do the work of peacemaking, to march with us on this, the 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMISTICE DAY.  We want to honor YOU IN OUR WORK TOGETHER.

                                                     WAGE PEACE!

      Smedley D. Butler Brigade, Veterans For Peace Chapter 9, Boston, MA

                                              www.smedleyvfp.org 

                            

100 Years after 1st Armistice Day -- 
Reclaim it as a Day of Peace

In May 1938, an Act of Congress, building on previous presidential orders and congressional resolutions, approved November 11th, in each year, as a legal holiday, known as “Armistice Day”.  It called on churches and other institutions to ring their bells 11 times, and for a pause in business activity for the purpose of remembrance of the cessation of war, AND, for this to be “…a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace …” Eisenhower changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day but did not change its purpose.

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