http://pics.livejournal.com/pdx42/pic/000h21h3 Well, the Portland Peace Memorial Park is nearly complete, and we got some great ink this week on the front page of the Portland Observer! Founded by Veterans for Peace ch. 72 and Brad Perkins of Perkins Realty, the purpose of the Peace Memorial is to memorialize all victims of every war.
As you can see from the picture in that article, we have one major thing left: planting the flowers. That's a 76-foot diameter circle with approximately 3,000 square feet of flower beds. We have about 800 marigolds and 2000 petunias to get planted -- and we're doing it this Saturday. Obviously, we're going to need some help.
Most of the work so far has been done by broken old veterans, though we've had great support from family members, friends, and other volunteers helping out people like me (a sample of the aforementioned "broken old veterans").
Plain and simple, Veterans for Peace could really use your help. The work party this Saturday needs a minimum of 50 people to accomplish what we've set out in one day, and the more people we have, the faster it will be done. VFP will provide water and food to keep volunteers going. Typically, we have bread, cheese, meat, and fruit. Last weekend, we also had breakfast pastries, coffee, orange juice, and more fruit, provided by one volunteer's mother, who wanted to support, but couldn't join the work party.
Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Portland Peace Memorial Park,
NE Interstate Blvd. & Oregon St.,
(East end of the Steel Bridge, 1 block south from Rose Quarter TC)
We will have work gloves, watering cans, and tools, but it would help if you brought your own as well, since we aren't sure how many will show up.
If you are a member of any friendly groups, please invite them to come along as well!