11 Nov 2012 - 12 Nov 2012
Asheville Chapter 099 of Veterans for Peace will commemorate Veterans Day with a day-long vigil acknowledging the true cost of war by maintaining a 24-hour presence at Vance Monument in downtown Asheville.
WHAT: Veterans for Peace Vigil
The Asheville based chapter of Veterans for Peace is maintaining a 24-hour presence at Vance Monument this Veterans Day Weekend to commemorate the true cost of war and advocate for a true and lasting global peace in the world.
Local veterans and community supporters will be standing from Sunday morning into Monday morning to draw attention to the true cost of war. A solemn reading of names of North Carolinians killed in Afghanistan and Iraq will begin at 11 AM and repeated again at 11 PM Sunday night.
WHEN: Sunday morning 11 November at 9AM through Monday Morning 12 November at 9AM.
WHERE: Vance Monument at Pack Square, downtown Asheville, NC. The Vance monument is located at intersection of Broadway and Patton Avenue.
WHY: General Douglas MacArthur is quoted as saying 'A warrior above all seeks peace, because it is the soldier who bears the deepest scars and wounds of war.' It is because of these deep scars and wounds Veterans for Peace Chapter 099 believes in taking a stand for an end to war.
The group seeks to illustrate the true cost of war as a tool of foreign policy and draw attention to undeclared wars, extra-judicial killings (a mock up of fighter drone will be on site for the duration of the vigil), and other consequences of war.