“There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
World War I – World War II – Korean War Vietnam War – Gulf War – Iraq War
431,487 US fatalities
Memorial Day is a day dedicated by our nation to mourn these deaths.
It is not the time to applaud this military air show or recruit young people for more wars.
Say No to Endless Wars!
The 11th Annual Memorial Day Peace Vigil is organized by Pax Christi LI, the Catholic peace organization, in partnership with LI Food not Bombs, Code Pink LI Women for Peace, North Country Peace Group, LI School of Americas Watch, LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Peace Action NY, South Country Peace Group LI Veterans for Peace, LI Women in Black, The Justice and Non-Violence Committees of the Sisters of St. Joseph are co-sponsors.
On May 23 of Memorial Day weekend, thousands of Long Islanders will flock to Jones Beach for the Bethpage Air Show which demonstrates military airpower and weapons.
On that same day, peace activists from Long Island will gather for their Eleventh Annual Peace Vigil to remind beach-goers that Memorial Day is a sacred day dedicated by our nation to mourn the loss of American lives killed in war.
• Come to distribute flyers explaining the true meaning of Memorial Day.
• Come to reflect upon the victims of wars, still suffering in mind and spirit.
• Come to honor the fallen.
• Come to call for an end to all wars.
Park at Field 4 – Come early for best parking space!!! Fee $10
Assemble by the plaza near the “needle” tower.
Weather alert May 23 7 AM www.paxchristilongisland.org
Further details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
To help distribute, please arrive by 9 a.m.
PLEASE WEAR A BLACK T SHIRT OR TOP