- Feb 4, 2005
- Reaction score
- Saint Paul, MN
- Political Leaning
I just got the following email from singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith:
It's an interesting cause, but I just don't see how the things are connected at all.I am writing to you today to encourage you to join me by getting involved in the upcoming Walkin' To New Orleans - Veterans and Survivors March for Peace and Justice.
Beginning Tuesday, March 14th, Veterans For Peace (VFP), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), and Gold Star Families for Peace (GSFP), will embark on a six-day, 135-mile march from Mobile, AL, across Mississippi to New Orleans, LA. As the march makes its way down The Gulf Coast Highway, IVAW members and other veterans will speak out and share their stories, along with those of hurricane survivors. Then, on Sunday, March 19th, the third anniversary of the war in Iraq, thousands of veterans, hurricane survivors, and community members will march into the heart of New Orleans for a peace rally which will include several key speakers and musical performances - including me!
The march and rally are open to all military personnel or veterans, military families, and hurricane survivors willing to march for Peace and Justice at home and abroad. But many of these individuals need your financial help in order to participate. So I would urge you to get involved by sponsoring a soldier today. Your donation will help to transport, house, and feed the troops, as well as help to defray the costs of other logistical issues. I have enclosed a form for you to complete and submit with your donation. If you do not have a specific soldier in mind, please write 'general donation' in place of a Veteran's name.
Of course, if you are interested in participating further by donating your time and/or other resources, these organizations would be more than happy to have you involved in any way you see fit. I encourage you to learn more by visiting the event's website at www.vetgulfmarch.org or by visiting the IVAW's website at www.ivaw.org.
I hope that you'll consider joining me to help our Vets take part in this important and historic effort. Thank you very much.