Veterans For Peace – Chapter 93: Veterans/Armistice Day Arlington Michigan Display in Ann Arbor
Veterans For Peace – Chapter 93
Veterans/Armistice Day Arlington Michigan Display in Ann Arbor
Thursday, November 11th, 11am until dusk, Veterans Park, Maple and Jackson Roads, Ann Arbor. Veterans/Armistice Day memorial display of one marker for every Michigan soldier lost in the Iraq and Afghan wars (230 markers). The purpose of this display is to honor those who have fallen, to provide a place to grieve, and to educate the public about the costs of war, as well as the needs of those returning from conflicts. Peace ceremony at 11am commemorating Armistice Day, 1918 which ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was regarded at that time as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
The display is at the southwest corner of Veterans Park with parking at the Veterans Memorial Ice Arena parking lot (2150 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103). Sponsored by Veterans For Peace Chapter 93. Free. Details: www.vfp93.org/arlington-michigan, www.facebook.com/events/579812836605660, or call (734) 487-9058. For more on Veterans/Armistice Day visit www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/armistice-day and for the history of the day at www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.
For images of previous Arlington Michigan displays visit https://www.vfp93.org/gallery