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WANTED: 400 Pallbearers to Carry the Grief of the Nation - Sat. Nov. 12th

by Tonia Young Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 at 5:47 PM
tonia4@earthlink.net 310-455-2688

Veterans For Peace and Gold Star Families For Peace ARE LOOKING FOR 400 VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS PALLBEARERS HELP CARRY THE GREIF OF THE NATION From Arlington West on Morning of Saturday, November 12th Through Streets of Santa Monica

Veterans For Peace and Gold Star Families For Peace

ARE LOOKING FOR 400 VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS PALLBEARERS

HELP CARRY THE GREIF OF THE NATION

From Arlington West on Morning of Saturday, November 12th

Through Streets of Santa Monica

As the Death Toll for US Troops Killed in Iraq Rises Sharply to 2,058 to Date

WE NEED YOU TO BE PART OF A VISUALLY POWERFUL

VETERANS DAY WEEEKEND PROCESSION:

400 Volunteer Pallbearers Will Carry 100 Flag-Draped Mock Coffins For a Procession Lead by Contingent of California Gold Star Families Through Streets of Santa Monica at Noon Saturday, November 12th

TO VOLUNTEER CONTACT: Tonia Young

Arlington West Veterans Day Weekend Coordinator

310-455-2688 / tonia4@earthlink.net

WHERE: Arlington West Memorial, North of the Santa Monica Pier on the Beach (Near Santa Monica Fwy. and Pacific Coast Hwy.)

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE FOR ARLINGTON WEST VETERANS DAY WEEKEND

WHEN: VETERANS DAY FRIDAY, NOV 11TH

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Join Congresswoman Maxine Waters and former U. S. Diplomat Ann Wright who are planning to participate in set-up the memorial of over 2,050 crosses in the ‘temporary cemetery’

WHEN: SATURDAY, NOV 12TH

7:30 -11:00 AM Help assemble and draped with flags mock coffins

NOON— Volunteer to be one of the 400 pallbearers needed to carry 100 flag- draped mock coffins. Procession will begin at Arlington West and loop through the streets of Santa Monica,.

California Gold Star Families will lead the march carrying large photos of their beloved husbands and children who were killed in Iraq:

Melanie House, of Simi Valley, CA, husband, HM3 John D. House, 28, was killed near Ar Rutbah in western Iraq on January 26, 2005

Vickie Castro, of Corona, CA, son Army Spc. Jonathan Castro, 21, was killed in Mosul, Iraq on December 21, 2004

Bill Mitchell, son Army Sgt. Michael Mitchell, 25, of Porterville, CA was killed in Sadr City Baghdad on April 4, 2004 (along with ‘Peace Mom,’ Cindy Sheehan’s son Casey)

Joanna Kubik, of Long Beach, CA, boyfriend Lance Cpl. Shane C. Swanberg, 24, of Kirkland, Wash, was killed in Ramadi, Iraq on Sept 15, 2005.

The Figueroa Family, of Lance Cpl. Luis A. Figueroa, 21, of Los Angeles, Ca, killed in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on November 18, 2004

Along with a contingent of Iraq War Veterans and veterans from the Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea, and WWll. Elected officials, veterans, clergy, and the public will serve as pallbearers.

PROCESSION ROUTE: Leaving from Santa Monica Pier, going North through Palisades Park, along Ocean Ave. In the Palisades Park, veterans will lay 4 wreaths at the Veterans Monument. Then the coffin procession will head East toward the Third Street Promenade, and South back to the pier.

FOR COMPLETE FOR ARLINGTON WEST

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND

FRIDAY, NOV. 11th thru SUNDAY, NOV. 13th SCHEDULE GO TO:

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/138740.php

Veterans for Peace - LA

http://www.veteransforpeacela.org

Gold Star Families for Peace

http://www.gsfp.org/

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