Syracuse Peace Demonstration 9-29-07 | World Neighbors For Peace
Active duty soldiers from Fort Drum in Watertown, NY, members of the only active-duty chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), approached the Syracuse Peace Council to help set up a region-wide demonstration in Syracuse against the war. This demonstration will take place on September 29th, 2007 in Syracuse, NY.
Syracuse is the closest large city to Fort Drum, and on any given weekend, there are many soldiers on leave there. Fort Drum has also suffered a larger number of casualties than any other base in the U.S. These soldiers will be joined by peace and justice loving people from Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Potsdam, Watertown, Utica, Binghamton, Ithaca, Chatham, Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga, Cortland, Belmont and many other Western and Central New York State Communities.
Since it is being initiated by active duty soldiers, this will be an historic demonstration against the Iraq war. Soldiers everywhere will learn about it. The demonstration will build prestige for the IVAW chapter at Fort Drum. It exposes as a lie the notion that the peace movement is anti-soldier. It says to the world that soldiers, too, are against the war. It is incumbent upon the peace movement that we make this rally a success.