Tampa Bay Veterans for Peace Chapter 119

All about our events, meetings, vigils and happenings in the local Tampa Bay area.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

COUNTER-RECRUITMENT EFFORTS ON NOV 3RD AND 4RTH!!!

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Dear Friends,

There wil be an organizing meeting for those who are interested in
counter-recruitment actions. The meeting will be on November 3rd at 7:30 pm at
the Quaker Meeting House (130 19th Ave S.E.) Please join us then as we
collaborate on ideas for actions which will bring some attention to this
important issue. Call 867-1212 (Linda) or 864-1535 (Dwight).

In peace,
Linda Hubner

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Veterans for Peace and others to leaflet at Dunedin High School, Friday, Nov. 4
at 6:15 am. Please join us for one hour.
Contact: Dwight Lawton 727-414-0308
Location: 1651 Pinehurst Rd, Dunedin, Pinellas County, FL
School phone #: 727-469-4100

Directions; from US 19, go east on 580 (Main St.) past CR 1 north on Pinehurst
Rd. School on the west side.

Veterans for Peace, Tampa Bay and other community groups will be leafleting at
Dunedin H.S. to provide information to students and their parents about their
right to opt out of being contacted by military recruiters and to give them
educational information that will aid them in their enlistment decision.

The Pinellas and Hillsborough County school administrations have denied veterans
and other community groups the opportunity to speak to students about military
service. We and the students have been denied rights guaranteed by the First and
Fourteenth Amendment. This denial runs counter to the primary goal of education
to provide needed information.

Please call or e-mail Pinellas School Superintendent, Dr. Clayton Wilcox
(727-588-6011); wilcoxc@pcsb.org or Hillsborough Superintendent, Mary Ellen Elia
(813 -272-4000); Maryellen.elia@sdhc.K12.fl.us and ask them to instruct the
schools to give us the same access that is afforded military recruiters.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER! VETERAN'S DAY VIGILS!

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
Veterans For Peace Tampa Bay Chapter 119
*Camp Casey Cornering Vigil*
November 7th from 4 PM to 6 PM /DUSK
at 4th St North and Gandy Blvd .
Show motorists you are a friend when they are traveling home to Hillsborough
and Pinellas. Show our right to dissent in a friendly manner with our message in Hating
War! Right afterwards, come and join us at the:
*Monthly Chapter Meeting*
November 7, 2005
Panera Bread
1908 4th St N from 6:30 to 9 PM in St. Petersburg.
Veterans For Peace has elected at the last meeting to observe Camp Casey
once a month on the first Monday and Chapter meetings will follow.
(Rain date will follow the next Monday).
Next vigils and meetings are December 5th and Jan 2nd with meetings at the
Feather Sound Penera Bread. Unless notified otherwise.
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*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
*Veterans For Peace Tampa Bay Chapter 119 *
*Veterans/Armistice Day Vigils*
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*Friday November 11, 2005 Veterans For Peace Tampa Bay Chapter 119
*urges you to participate either in a day ceremony or evening vigil to honor
living Veteran survivors of war and the Armistice of the Great War. The
origin of this day is the Armistice treaty that ended the Great War of
1914-1918 in France on the 11 month, 11th day, 11th hour and minute in 1918.
Armistice Day was later changed to Veterans Day in 1954. At these vigils we
hope to bring back the true meaning of this day: to make peace instead of
celebrating the horrors of war.

*Daytime Memorial Vigil* will be held at the Veterans Flag Memorial at 1st
Ave N and 3rd St N in Williams Park, St Petersburg between 11AM to 12:30PM.
Invocations will be given by the Muslim, Jewish and Christian Clergy. The
Fallen of Tampa Bay and Florida roster will be recited from the current
conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. A movable memorial will in place.
Speakers may include Veterans, elected officials, poets, singers to lead us
in song and those with a message of peace for humanity. Street parking is
available. Then we all can forage at a nearby restaurant.

*Candle Light Vigil* will held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM Friday November 11th
across from Bayshore Park and the Patriots Corner in Tampa,FL at
intersection of W Bay to Bay and Bayshore Blvds. We will repeat the morning
event for those who had to work. Then at the end of the ceremonies we will
spread up and down the sidewalk along the bay with our candles and make new
friends. And again we all can forage at a nearby restaurant.

Additional information:
Park your vehicle at the park's lot or on a side street. Cross over safely
and link up in a ongoing line that will flow up or down the shoreline
sidewalk. Please leave space for pedestrians access on the sidewalk. We
should make a good impact and we will be below one of the flight paths for
MacDill AFB and passing motorists.
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*For more information*
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**Veterans for Peace Tampa Bay 119*
http://www.geocities.com/tampabayvfp/Chapter119.html
*Points of Contact
*Jay Alexander
jayalexus@yahoo.com, 727-527-3996(h) 727-365-4558(c)
Debra Hedding
debrakay@tampabay.rr.com, 813-600-5654(h)
Jesse Kern
trabahocfjc@yahoo.com, 727-823-8346(h)