Monday, February 22, 2010
1000 U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan: Vigil Tues Feb 23, 5:30-6:30 pm
1000 U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan!
Vigil Tues Feb 23, 5:30- 6:30 pm:
Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
According to icasualties.org the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan has reached 1,000 as of, Feb. 22.
An untold number of Afghans have also died. Just this weekend at least 27 Afghan civilians were killed by a NATO airstrike.
Join other NYC peace groups in a commemorative candlelight vigil:
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5:30 pm
West side of 5th Ave bt 49th and 50th St
In a candlelight ceremony, names of U.S. military and Afghan citizens who have died in war-related incidents will be read, to the somber beat of a drum.
Invited political and celebrity speakers, including actor/author Malachy McCourt, actress Kathleen Chalfant, State Sen. Bill Perkins, civil liberties attorney Norman Siegel, and others will make brief remarks.
At 6:30 p.m., the vigil group will walk to the Times Square recruiting center for more comments, name readings and songs by the Raging Grannies
(Route: down 5th Ave, turn right on W. 44th St., walk to recruiting center at Broadway & 44th Street.
Let’s send a strong message: it’s time to bring the hostilities to an end! Replace missiles with missions! Replace destruction with diplomacy!
PLEASE BRING CANDLES OR FLASHLIGHTS!
Participating groups: Grandmothers Against the War; Brooklyn For Peace; Granny Peace Brigade; Veterans for Peace; Raging Grannies, Peace Action NYS; World Can't Wait; Code Pink; Gray Panthers; West Side Peace Action, and others
Questions? Call 718-624-5921 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org