“From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.” —Julia Ward Howe
Memorial Day Remembering All Whose Lives Were Taken by War
Sunday, May 28, 2023,
Subway: #1 to South Ferry; #4&5 to Bowling Green; R to Whitehall St.
11:30 am: Gather at Battery Park Waterfront— East Coast Sailors Memorial
12:00 noon: Solemn procession through Battery Park
12:30 pm: Ceremony honoring the dead
Veterans For Peace members and friends will assemble for an in-person Memorial Day Observance at the waterfront in Battery Park and proceed through the park with a bagpiper and flag-draped coffin, distributing flyers about the true meaning of Memorial Day. There will be an Invocation by Chaplain James Yee, poetry, music and singing with the Raging Grannies and the Filthy Rotten System. Folks are asked to wear black t-shirts to commemorate the solemnity of the occasion. At the seawall, we will have a Ceremony with white carnations, remembering our loved ones and those who have died in war.
Endorsed by: Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Veterans Peace Council