Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon
Armistice Day was created to memorialize the end of all wars (hence, the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour: 11/11 at 11:00 a.m.).
Join Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72, this Armistice Day at 11:00 a.m. for a brief ceremony at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Please bring a small painted stone with an image, a poem or a quote of peace. Stones will make a large peace symbol on the square. Come with a stone, leave with a different stone, as an expression of sharing peace.
(Find a small stone and paint it or decoupage it BEFORE the event, not at the event. The idea comes from a Jewish tradition of leaving stones on gravesites. When the tradition started, grave monuments were mounds of stones. Visitors added stones to "the mound" to show we are never finished building the monument to the deceased. Thus, we are never finished remembering the fallen and never finished working for peace.)