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"On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, it became, 'All quiet on the Western Front.' An armistice signed at six o'clock that morning took effect and brought a cease-fire to the "War to End All Wars.' Since that fateful hour, most nations which fought in that conflict observe Armistice Day..... Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. While it is fitting and proper to honor all veterans for their service, it is a shame that the original intent of November 11 has become lost to the militarization and commercialization of this important date."
ARMISTICE DAY, Sunday, November (THIS Sunday)

Armistice Day Commemoration
Sunday, November 11
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72, and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) - Portland Chapter
Pioneer Courthouse Square (downtown Portland)
Gather at 10:30 a.m.

"... The United States in 1938 made Armistice Day official with a proclamation that states in part: '.... it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and ... inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.'

"Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72, will be gathering at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 10:30 a.m. for our eighth annual commemoration of this solemn day. We invite the pubilc to join us 'with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations....'"

Armistice Day Screening and Portland Premiere
"Authority and Expectations" Film
(Veteran Wray Harris speaks to the tragedy of Iraq and the war that rages in the ones that make it back in a very powerful film by local film maker Ken Lori.)
Wray Harris will be in attendance for a question-and-answer session following the screening.
Sunday, November 11
Multnomah Meeting House, 4312 S.E. Stark Street (lower-level Social Hall)
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Film screening at 6:30 p.m.
*** Suitable for mature audiences. ***
Free! Donations gratefully accepted with proceeds going to Veterans Transition Corps (a veteran-led permaculture garden project) and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72.
Sponsored by Veterans Transition Corps and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72.
Endorsed by American Friends Service Committee - Peace Program; Military & Draft Counseling Project - War Resisters League; and Recruiter Watch PDX

This Armistice Day screening of "Authority and Expectations" is but one of other upcoming opportunities to view the film in Portland.


Monday, November 12 (Federal Armistice Day Holiday)
Save America's Postal Service! Honor Veterans! Hire Veterans!
Restore Jobs! Restore Service! Promote "Temps" to Career Jobs!
March and Rally
Gather at noon at Pioneer Courthouse Square (downtown Portland)
Rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square
March to World Trade Center