Subject: NEWS ADVISORY: Hometown Arlington West Memorial, Veterans Day, November 11th (8 AM to 5 PM)
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 10:14:52 -0800
For Immediate Release
The San Diego Veterans For Peace will be setting up its Hometown Arlington West Memorial from 8 AM to 5 PM on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th, 2013 in the lawn area in front of the USS Midway Museum.
When: Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th, 2013 from 8 AM to 5 PM
Where: Front lawn area of the USS Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Who: Veteran chapter members, associate members, and friends/supporters of the San Diego Veterans For Peace, Chapter #91 (www.SDVFP.org)
What: The Hometown Arlington West Memorial honors the 290 fallen service men and women from our four Southern California counties (San Diego, Imperial, Orange and Los Angeles) who have been killed to date in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Each headstone, modeled after those at Arlington National Cemetery, contains the service person's name, hometown, and date of death. A US flag will also be installed at each headstone and service flags and other memorial markers will be present at the memorial. The memorial will be set up, guarded, and taken down at night by veterans of all five military services, supporters and friends. The public is encouraged to help in the set up of the memorial at 8 AM and its removal and pack out at 5 PM.
Why: Veterans Day, November 11th, is a day that Americans stop and recognize the service of all veterans each year. With the war in Afghanistan still upon us, and 65,000 service members still in harm's way, it seems only fitting that local veterans should honor their fellow brothers and sisters from nearby cities/counties who have given their lives in our two recent wars. Veterans For Peace, a national veterans 501-C-3 educational organization, is dedicated to educating the public to the overall costs of war, as well as seeking justice for veterans and other victims of war. The chapter believes that the Hometown Arlington West Memorial both honors the fallen from our local area while reminding the passing public that there are always great costs when our government engages in war.
For additional information, to obtain photos, or to arrange for interviews with chapter veterans, please contact: David Barrows, Veteran, US Army, 619-512-7739 or Barrows.David@att.net
This NEWS ADVISORY submitted by:
San Diego Veterans For Peace
Gil Field, Director for Communications