DID YOU KNOW? The
United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I
when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these
the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most
destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption
by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other
nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and
is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be
commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to
perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between
We made a call for CODEPINKers and supporters to observe the true meaning of Veterans Day and take action to speak out against the war!
Some ideas includes:
Making some noise- Calling
local radio station and getting on the air. Talk shows are a
great venue to voice opposition to the war and reach the masses.
Seal it with a click -Supporters wrote letters to local editors. Tried and true, a letter to the editor is always an effective communication tool.
Send an e-mail to your local paper instantly:
Walk the talk - Supporters joined a local parade or memorial. We walked among the patriotic masses promoting peace in Iraq with banners
& signs, and handed out candy or pink balloons. We also stuck labels with anti-war messages on our parade treats.
Banner ideas included:
Love the Troops - Hate the War
Support the Troops - Bring Home
Take Care of Them When They Get Here!
Don't Let Veterans Pay the Price for War
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. The name CODEPINK satirized the Bush Administration's color-coded, fear-mongering "security" alert system that has since been phased out. CODEPINK is a lively call for the people of the world to "wage peace." More...