Veterans For Peace Veterans Day Events 2006

Veterans For Peace, Family Members, Friends and Supporters,

Veterans Day is fast approaching. Members of VFP across the country will participate in events to honor veterans and current service members. In doing this our main task is to remind the nation of the full cost of war, the illegality of the current conflict and the need to Bring Our Troops Home Now, and take care of them when they get here.

Below you will find a sample of some of the events being planned. Please send your event to so that we may add it to the list.

Bob Watada Speaking Tour

Bob Watada, father of Lt. Ehren Watada, will be traveling across the country, speaking to people about his son's struggle, the illegal war in Iraq, and gathering support for LT Watada's pending trial. [ Bob Watada Speaking Schedule ]

He will be visiting the following cities:

Arizona New Mexico Texas Oklahoma Minnesota Wisconsin Massachusetts
Maine New York Pennsylvania Michigan Missouri
North Carolina Georgia

Find the city closest to you on the VFP Bob Watada Webpage.

For more information, contact Doug Zachary []

We ask for your support to develop the tour in your city. Please contact:
Patrick McCann (Veterans For Peace) 301-762-4832/240-271-2246 or

Common Ground Relief 1415 Franklin Avenue New Orleans, LA 70117

Volunteer Opportunities: 504-218-6613

Media Contact: Sakura Kone, 504-368-6897

"Stop the Backdoor Draft - Honor the Fallen - Bring All Our Troops Home Now!"

The MFSO Midwest Chapter, in conjunction with Military Families Speak Out, Veterans For Peace, and Iraq Veterans Against the War invite you to participate! Here's how:

We will be going to the Pentagon to call on Donald Rumsfeld to end the Backdoor Draft:

We will be going to Congress to call on our Senators and Members of Congress to end the Back Door Draft, end the war in Iraq, Bring Our Troops Home NOW and Take Care of the Them When They Get Here:

We are calling on Congress to show some leadership, take a stand and bring our troops home now. Although it was the President who ordered the troops into Iraq, Congress voted to allow this to happen, and Congress has continued to be complicit with George Bush's war plan. They have consistently failed to challenge and question his actions, and they have continued to fund a war that should never have started. It is past time for all in Congress to take action to bring our troops home now and take care of them when they get here.

November 11th: Honor the Fallen

On Veterans Day we will honor the over 2,700 American service members and the tens of thousands of Iraq children, women and men who have died as a result of the war in Iraq. We will establish a memorial with flags and other symbols on the National Mall.

These events promise to be a powerful reminder of the human toll of this war, and a call Please let MFSO know if you are interested in participating in these events in Washington, D.C. -- send an email to



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