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):