Friday, November 16, 2007

November 11, 2007

The "Crosses of Lafayette" project was started back on Veterans Day in 2006. Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

Here is a picture from December 1, 2006 when the number of troops killed in Iraq was 2,885.

December 1, 2006

Now the number is higher by more than 1,000 heroes.

November 11, 2007

In Lafayette, California, we are trying to make a difference. And we owe a debt of gratitude to Louise Clark.

Louise Clark

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Veterans Day Vigil

Sunday, November 11, 2007 5:15 pm
We will come together in peaceful fellowship, to express our grief for the loss of life in Iraq and our determination to put an end to this war. Please join us.

PLACE: The Crosses of Lafayette

Speaking at the Veteran's Day Vigil will be:

Louise Clark - Crosses of Lafayette

Janet Thomas - Lamorinda Peace and Justice Group

Bob Hanson - Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center

Jeffrey Heaton - Crosses of Lafayette

Senator Tom Torlakson

Assemblymember Mark DeSaulnier

The Senator will be speaking at approximately 5:40pm, Assemblymember at 6:00 pm.

DIRECTIONS: From Oakland/ Berkeley: Take highway 24 east to the Oak Hill Road exit. Turn left. Turn left again on Deer Hill. The crosses are ahead on the right, and parking on the left. From Concord/ Walnut Creek: Take highway 24 west to the Central Lafayette exit. Turn left on Deer Hill Road.

The crosses are on the right, and parking on the left.

Sponsored by: The Crosses of Lafayette, Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, Lamorinda Peace & Justice Group, Buddhist Peace Fellowship