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Armistice Day to be observed Friday at Milwaukee City Hall

Armistice Day program on Nov. 11

to feature speakers, music, poetry

Milwaukee Veterans for Peace will sponsor its third annual Armistice Day observance on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 pm in the rotunda of Milwaukee City Hall. 

Ruth Conniff, political editor of The Progressive, will be the main speaker at the one-hour program, which will also include remarks by Iraq veteran Zach LaPorte, music by Robin Pluer, poetry by Harvey Taylor, and commemoration of Wisconsin's war dead.

Ruth Conniff covers national politics for The Progressive and is a voice of The Progressive on many TV and radio programs. Conniff was a regular on CNN's Sunday Capital Gang and is now a regular on PBS's To the Contrary. She also has appeared frequently on C-SPAN's Washington Journal and on NPR and Pacifica. Conniff's op-ed commentaries have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She also contributes regularly to Isthmus, Madison's weekly newspaper.

Armistice Day program on Nov. 11

to feature speakers, music, poetry

Milwaukee Veterans for Peace will sponsor its third annual Armistice Day observance on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 pm in the rotunda of Milwaukee City Hall. 

Ruth Conniff, political editor of The Progressive, will be the main speaker at the one-hour program, which will also include remarks by Iraq veteran Zach LaPorte, music by Robin Pluer, poetry by Harvey Taylor, and commemoration of Wisconsin's war dead.

Ruth Conniff covers national politics for The Progressive and is a voice of The Progressive on many TV and radio programs. Conniff was a regular on CNN's Sunday Capital Gang and is now a regular on PBS's To the Contrary. She also has appeared frequently on C-SPAN's Washington Journal and on NPR and Pacifica. Conniff's op-ed commentaries have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She also contributes regularly to Isthmus, Madison's weekly newspaper.

The local Veterans for Peace Chapter 102 began holding the event in 2009 “in an effort to reclaim the day that was intended to promote world peace, but has become Veterans Day, which too often seems to celebrate war and militarism,” VFP Chapter President Paul Moriarity said.

The event is co-sponsored by Peace Action Wisconsin, Candlelight Coalition, Democratic Party of Milwaukee County, Catholics for Peace and Justice, Global Peace and Justice Task Force of Unitarian Universalist Church West, Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, and Milwaukee Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

The event is free and open to the public.

   

Published

November 9, 2011 - 11:43am

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