Monday, April 30, 2007

Stand Up With Our Troops, End the War

More than 1909 soldiers signing on, since Jan of 2007

Prissy is posting this only, because its a very special announcement. Write if you want to know more. Let Prissy know if you can attend, she knows there are many military Dearest Readers...{whisper} Former CIA Larry Johnson might be one of the attendees.

Prissy is running a special for military/CIA/FBI/Police guys and gals who attend. We have also heard they will be treated to a lovely luncheon after the event.

**Save the Date**

NOTED CORRECTION TO THIS POST: Prissy had to change the word "petition" to Appeal. Sorry for the mistake.

Memorial Day Weekend-"A Soldiers Walk for Soldiers"

*Public participation to support our troops in their communication to end the war is vital*

Mark your calender for May 27, 2007 - Meet at the Ohio Statehouse Veterans memorial in downtown Columbus at 12:30 pm.

BIG Speakers coming- TBA.

Support our active duty military in their "Appeal for Redress" walk of support- for brothers and sisters in arms, on Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday May 27, 2007 step-off at 1 PM.

More information about the Appeal:

The wording of the Appeal for Redress is short and simple. It is patriotic and respectful in tone. Frequently Asked Questions about the appeal (pdf)

As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq. Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S. troops to come home.

Please come dressed in uniform (if retired) or plain non uniform cameo jacket, pants etc. (active, reserve, Guard) You must be off duty to participate.

This is a not a political event. All participants should wear a hat. We will have a snare drum player to lead the walk. A flute or fife player would be just great too. Cadence walk from the Statehouse to the Federal Building where the Appeal will be read, along with a prayer for our troops and the Iraqi people.

We would like to limit participation in the walk to former or current soldiers and we need at least 24 to make a formation during the reading of the Appeal. The response has been overwhelmingly positive to this event, by the troops and the public.

Peace groups, the public, political leaders and others are welcome, limiting their own participation to signs of support for the walk and lot's of cheering for our brave troops;-)

Sponsoring and coordinating organizations: Military Families Speak Out-Central Ohio Chapter , Progress Ohio , Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Artists for Political Reform, the Interfaith Alliance and many local churches and Peace groups and labor organizations

Questions: Military Families Speak Out Ohio or contact Progress Ohio Brian Rothenberg Executive Director of ProgressOhio, 265 S. 3rd St.,Columbus,Ohio 43215 614-441-9145 office Progress Ohio

Quotes of the Day

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. ~Abraham Lincoln

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ~José Narosky

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.~John Dickinson