Linus Pauling VFP Chapter in Armistice (Vets) Day Parade

Veterans For Peace reclaims Nov. 11 as Armistice Day

Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter, Corvallis will be joined by other peace and justice groups for our entry in the annual Armistice (Veterans) Day Parade in Albany, Oregon on November 11, 2013.  The parade organizers claim this is “Largest Veterans Day Parade this side of the Mississippi.”  [Auburn, Washington may object to the veracity of that claim; but VFP is in that one too.]

Our entry number is:  188

Our assembly point (gathering spot):  We think it will be the same area as in the past two years:  SE 9th Ave., just east of SE Jackson.  There is parking in a large dirt lot there, if you arrive early enough.  You can also check for our location (VFP – entry #188) at the parade organizers’ tent on Industrial Way, just north of Queen Ave.

If you plan to join us from the beginning, please come to the assembly point by 11:00am on Monday.  The parade steps off at 11:00am.

Some folks are joining us as we cross the overpass on Pacific Blvd. before moving down the off-ramp into downtown Albany.

VFP will feature a float highlighting the cost of war and many defense contractor and oil company logos. We will also have a handout to distribute.  Here it is (front & back – click to enlarge):

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About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at: www.veteransforpeace.org.
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