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'Veterans For Peace' walk in Phoenix Parade


You can support the Phoenix Veterans for Peace (VFP) this Monday, November 12 by: 



(1) Veterans Marching With Phoenix Veterans for Peace  


Veterans are encouraged to walk as honor guard, bringing a solemn note to the country's largest Veterans Day Parade. Veterans are asked to wear either a VFP t-shirt or their military uniform, and their medals. You may wear regular clothing. No messages on t-shirts other than VFP.



(2) Supporters (non-veterans) Marching with Phoenix Veterans for Peace


Non-veterans may walk with Veterans for Peace, walking behind the caskets as “grieving family members and mourners." They are asked to dress appropriately and all in black. No one is to wear or carry any signs or messages. To make the effect more realistic, there should be no waving to the crowd.


Phoenix Veterans for Peace is looking for musicians who play bagpipes, bass drum, or snare drum and are willing to march with us and play their instruments. Please contact Rick at (602) 277-4101 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE (602) 277-4101 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE (602) 277-4101 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE (602) 277-4101 end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting or (602) 277-4101 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE (602) 277-4101 end_of_the_skype_highlighting if you know of any such persons.


The staging area for entry #37 is on the southeast corner of Devonshire and 7th Street (about one block north of Indian School Road, across from Gate #2 of the VA Hospital). Streets close at 10 a.m. You may leave your vehicle at the North Baptist Church at 5757 North Central Avenue (corner of Bethany Home), Phoenix. A shuttle runs from there so you can get back to your vehicle at the end of the parade. The shuttle stops running between 9:30 a.m and 10 a.m. Please contact Rick at (602) 277- 4101 or 717-3066 for more information. 



Parking: Shuttle buses run from North Phoenix Baptist Church until 10 a.m. to the staging area. However, the waiting time for the buses can be very long. You can try to park on side streets east of 7th street. Keep in mind that since we are now in the first third of the parade. Our unit float will probably begin marching at approximately 11:30 a.m.



All participants to uphold our traditions of non-violence
This is the day to honor veterans and urge them to take a position with Veterans for Peace.
We want to keep our focus on peace, justice and respect for the soldier who can turn to a peacemaker.

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Comment by Ed Vallejo
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 I'm so glad I had a chance to march for PEACE! Shook a LOT of hands and had a great experience. This was my fifth time marching in an Arizona Veterans Day Parade - the other four times were in uniform for West Phoenix High School 3rd Battalion JROTC in the late 70's. Ecstatic to participate as a Veteran in the Centennial Parade!


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