Musicians, poets, artists and other extreme performers as well as the media can contact Tom Contrestan for more
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 "Bring the
Guard Home" Forum, Public Invited!
6:00 pm potluck, 7:00 pm presentation
Ben Manski, a lawyer in Madison, WI, will discuss the
effort to return Wisconsin Guard troops to Wisconsin from foreign deployment.
Mr. Manski is national coordinator of
"Bring the Guard Home"
and is the
principal contributor to Wisconsin Assembly Bill 203 that requires the Governor
to determine the legality of activation of Wisconsin Guard troops before
deployment outside the US.
The Forum will develop a comprehensive understanding of
both the national movement to "Bring the Guard Home" and the pending Wisconsin
Assembly Bill 203.
Potluck supper will be followed by a presentation from
Mr. Manski and an open discussion, questions, and answers. If you cannot join
us for the meal, feel free to attend the forum. Location:
First Congregational UCC Church in Sheboygan,
WI at 310 Bluff Avenue (across from Vollrath Park)
Lakeshore Pax Christi,
Between the Lakes Green
Party, and Veterans for Peace Sheboygan.
Friday, October 16, 2009 VFP Sheboygan Chapter Dinner. First
Congregational Church UCC in Sheboygan WI. Social hour starts 6 or 6:30,
dinner served 6:30 or 7, to be determined soon! All members and their
guests encouraged and invited. Serving spaghetti with Grandma Contrestan's
recipe, salad, sheet cake, ice cream, coffee, tea, milk, lemonade if hot
outside! Jason Moon invited to talk about
Soldiers Heart Retreat Center
in Racine WI. Donations for the meal, separate for donations for Soldiers
Copyright 2009, VFP Sheboygan
Saturday, March 21, 2009, musicians, poets, dancers,
and peace activists will gather to raise their voices in resistance
of the war and occupation, and to appeal for peace and justice in a war-torn
<Click here for a few photos
of the 2008 concert>
Our 5th Annual
Anti-War Event: KNOW PEACE, NO WAR CONCERT
will feature several nationally known performers including folk singer and
veteran Peter Tracy coming from California, along with many other
great talents with national and regional recognition from all around
the Midwest. Singer/songwriters, poets, and dancers will give
their stories and insights about many aspects of war and militarism,
as well as their feelings of what this thing called peace means to
them. This will be a fun and energizing event and we hope you
can join us! This year we will be at EBCO Artworks, 1201 Erie Avenue, in
<Click here for map and directions>
As we start our
7th year of the Iraq War and Occupation, this event starts with doors opening at
6:30pm, with music promptly at 7pm, going till 11pm.
purchase on-line or from members $6; day of concert and at the door till they're gone, $8. All ages welcome!
We expect again to sell out so get your tickets early!
Call Chris at 920.693.3141.
sponsored by your own Veterans for Peace Chapter 114.
here for your own downloadable and printable event poster>.
As of March 15th these talents are planning to join us (check back
for updated info!):
November 1, 2008. Annual Chapter Dinner. Our theme this year
is Solidarity with the Families of Iraq. 6pm Social Hour, 6:30 Iraqi
Family Type Dinner. Members and their guests and special friends are
invited to join in on a chance to spend time together, and to consider the
hundreds of thousands of families the war has affected in Iraq and the Middle
East. Several of us will be learning together in the kitchen that
afternoon with our friend and food aficionado Ali Burhani who will be teaching
us several Arab style dishes that he grew up with. Later hear about family
life, religion, children, food, labor unions, table etiquette, school, and
anything in between that interests you! Short video and presentation
followed by discussion. Donations gladly accepted.
Saturday August 16, 2008.
at Fountain Park in Sheboygan. 10am till 10pm, a day filled with music,
educational events, local crafts and foods. Celebrating the Earth and
encouraging our care of it, we of VFP Sheboygan will have an educational table
there from 10am till 4pm+, hope you can join us! We'll be there with lots
of educational materials, our new "resource packs", showing and selling the
latest video from Snowshoe Films on the recent Winter Soldier hearings, and
showing, reading, and signing of " the Land, War and Peace" by Gerry
Wednesday August 6, 2008 Lantern Float. Join us in
the evening at the Sheboygan River as we recognize the destruction and suffering
caused at Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. During Japan's Hiroshima Lantern
Floating Memorial, thousands of cube-shaped paper lights float along the
Motoyasu River to bring peace to the souls of the victims who died in the 1945
atomic bombing. The
annual ritual in Japan promotes world peace.
We extend the event to our own traditional lantern float at the
Sheboygan River Rotary Park (east end of the boardwalk near
Pennsylvania and Fifth). It is a chance for group and solo
meditation with our member and poet Gerry Bertsch, and
Sheboygan's Mayor Juan Perez
. Join us at 7pm for
Lantern making workshop, 7:15 Live music by Karen Howland.
7:30 Welcome and introductions by VFP Chapter President Ed
Filemyr, meditation and contemplation. 7:45pm Poet and VFP
member Gerry Bertsch offers selected readings of his peace
poetry and others read from "Hiroshima" book. 8:15pm
Moment of silence and launching of the lanterns. You are
welcome to stay as long as you wish. Signed copies of
Bertsch's just published booklet "In This Land, Poetic
Reflections War and Peace" will be available for sale and meet
the poet till 8:30pm.
Saturday, March 22nd, 2008, musicians, poets, dancers,
and peace activists gathered at the
Paradigm Coffee House,
1022 Michigan Avenue in Sheboygan, to raise their voices in resistance
of the war and occupation, and to appeal for peace and justice in a war-torn
world. <Click here for a few photos>
The ONE WORLD ... ONE PEOPLE CONCERT
will feature nationally known folk singer Peter Tracy, and nine very
talented "local" musicians as well as some poetry readings including Lisa
Vihos. As we start our 6th year of the Iraq War and Occupation, this
4th Annual event starts at 7PM, going till 11PM. Tickets $5; advance
purchase includes $1 beverage coupon. All ages welcome! Concert
sponsored by Veterans for Peace Chapter 114.
These talents joined us:
with 3996 GI's killed
(officially) in Iraq as of March 22, we will car pool to Milwaukee to
participate in a casket carry on the day after the 4000th death is reported
in the print media. On the Friday after that we will meet at Fountain
Park in Sheboygan WI from 4:00pm till 5:30 for a similar event.
Please join us on this sad but solidifying event. Emails will be sent
to members and active friends, or call Chris at 920-693-3141 for Milwaukee
car pool or Sheboygan plan questions.
March 20th, 2008. The names of Americans
killed in Iraq will be solemnly read in Sheboygan's Fountain Park from 1 to 4PM by
members and friends of Veterans for Peace Chapter 114. We invite people in
the community to join us as we mourn the dead and question the need for this
<Click here for Sheboygan Press article>
March 13-16, 2008. Winter Soldier Iraq and
Afghanistan Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations, in Washington D.C.,
sponsored by our friends at Iraq Veterans Against War. Our own
Josh Harvey will be in attendance as our Video Field Reporter, collecting
first hand video and audio information for our members and friends.
Learn more at
http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier, see the event with live streaming video.
out the schedule. Video and audio
archives of Winter Soldier will be available after the event.
November 9, 2007. Veterans Day Assembly. High
School Assembly to be held at Sheboygan’s North High School, gathering at
9am on Friday at the west door of the new gym.
Members are asked to dress conservatively for this occasion (dress shirt and
slacks, sport coat and tie
OK for the guys, skirt or business suit for ladies, VFP caps OK too). Ed will represent our
chapter with a wreath.
November 18th, 2007
Benning GA. Motor coaches will leave Milwaukee at 7PM Thursday
evening Nov 15th from Cross Church, returning Monday November
Wisconsin for reservations at 414-933-6157 by Nov. 6th to
secure a seat on the bus and your motel accommodations, combined cost
will be $195. Sheboygan County agitators may receive a $50 scholarship
from our VFP chapter, call Tom at 920-208-9427 for more information.
October 27th 2007
Mobilization…. We had heard about this over the summer, a large
regional gathering of anti-war activists meeting in Chi-town with over 200
groups involved. A large handful of locals and not so locals booked
passage filling a coach originating from Green Bay, coordinated by VFP
members Ron Kossik and Chris Kuehnel in cooperation with
Makers. This rally was set to coincide with anti-war protests in a
dozen major cities across the U.S. including New York, L,A., Boston and
Seattle. Our friend Cindy Sheehan spoke to a crowd of 35,000 in San
Francisco. Six members of our chapter joined a crowd of some 30,000 fairly
angry, yet non-violent protestors who listened to speakers at Union Park in
the morning, then marched several miles up Jackson Blvd. into the Loop to
hear more speakers at Federal Plaza. In all, over 100,000 people across the
country spoke loudly to the Bush Neo-Con Regime…”SUPPORT THE TROOPS…BRING
THEM HOME NOW.” Click
here to view photo gallery.
October 16th, 2007 3rd
Annual Chapter Dinner. This year we picked a theme of Latin American
Solidarity and invited our friend Sister Caryl Hartjes to speak about the
School of the Americas,
and her experiences as a “prisoner of conscience” after crossing the line at
Ft. Benning several years ago. Our chapter was proud to present the
Sisters of St. Agnes
with a check for over $1,200 collected in the Sheboygan area to assist in
the rebuilding of their schools in Nicaragua that were damaged by hurricane
Felix in September. In keeping with the theme, we dined on tacos,
enchiladas, salad, beans and rice.
August 6th, ’07. Instead of our usual Peace Lantern float
our friend David Mitchell told us about an idea that is very popular on the
West Coast. On the night of the 5th, three teams assembled at
Fountain Park, VFP members Tom, Chris, Mary and David led them to various
areas of Sheboygan to trace templates of human body “shadows” in chalk.
Just as the flash of those first weapons of mass destruction left only
ghostly shadows behind, our shadows asked passersby to remember those who
were killed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki 62 years ago. We approached the mayor
a month earlier in order to get his endorsement, but failed, perhaps next
Early August ’07
Fundraiser, . Not even a
horrendous five alarm fire in Cleveland could put a damper on our 2nd
annual bicycle tour rest stop money maker. Ed, Craig, Mary, Tom and Chris
fed the masses of bikers fruit, sandwiches, granola, iced tea and lemonade.
Money from this will help us fund projects like SOA-Watch scholarships for
local protestors later this year.
Not only did we staff our information table at Sheboygan’s number one
alternative tribal gathering, but this year member Mary Diamond managed to
bring the “Bush Chain Gang” to town. Peace activists from VFP and Peace
Action donned the huge puppetista cartoon heads of Bush, Chenney, Rice and
Wolfawitz, as they were led around in prison uniforms and chains. The lead
cop (in Keystone helmet) announced over a bullhorn…. “Keep back folks, these
are very dangerous criminals, found guilty of murder, grand theft, treason,
and lying to Congress. Keep your children back lady, that one is
responsible for the deaths of over 3,000 American kids and God knows how
many Iraqis.” The chain gang could be seen at our “Free Speech Corner” at 9th
and Erie, and parading through Fountain Park during Earthfest. We last saw
them at the Oct. 27th Chicago Rally in a crowd of over 20,000
Memorial Day 2007 Our members joined VFW and
American Legion vets at Wildwood Cemetery two weeks prior to the holiday to
mark military graves with flags. Eight of us marched behind the VFP colors
in the parade, followed by a new Chrysler roadster for those who couldn’t
walk the ten or twelve blocks. Thanks to Sheboygan Chrysler-Plymouth and
our driver Fred Depies.
March 24th 2007 Saturday afternoon event at the Fountain Park in
Sheboygan WI, mark your calendar, details to be announced. Evening AntiWar Concert at the Paradigm Coffeehouse, 7pm. Regional
songwriters, storytellers, musicians, singers, and even a band!!
January 27-29, 2007. March on Washington. We will join Peace
Action Milwaukee and thousands of others from across the country to express
our support for those members of Congress who are prepared to take immediate
action against the war; to pressure those who are hesitant to act; and to
speak out against those who remain tied to a failed policy. Going by
plane, bus, and car. Contact us if interested
November 17 thru 19,
SOA Watch Demonstration
at Fort Benning, GA, charter coach buses from Milwaukee and 2 nights
hotel costs $185. First four requests receive $50 subsidy from the
chapter. Car pool from Sheboygan. Please let Ed or Tom know if
you or someone you know is interested. This year will have extra
demonstrations against the
recently admitted FBI domestic spying on the peaceful organizing group
as a ‘counter terrorism’ activity, whilst overlooking the atrocities
committed by the US tax funded graduates.
2006 Friday 10:30am Veterans Day Assembly
at South High School. All members are encouraged to attend.
November 4th 2006 Saturday arrive Milwaukee
10am via member’s car pool and join in solidarity with Milwaukee Veterans
for Peace at their version of Arlington Cemetery along the route of the
Veterans Day Parade. The organizers of the main parade are apparently
again not allowing VFP members to join the parade (“too political” the
organizers said). Let’s show the people of Milwaukee the perspectives we
have on war and the Iraq War in particular while supporting our friends at
Milwaukee Vets for Peace!!
Click here to view the photo gallery.
October 20th 2006, Friday Social hour 6pm, dinner 7pm. 2nd Annual VFP Chapter
Dinner will feature the Contrestan family meatball and sauce recipes!
Featuring George Martin from Milwaukee Veterans for Peace and
Peace Action Wisconsin. Live entertainment including a few
sing-a-longs, limber up those voices! Donations accepted! Bring your
family and friends! Please RSVP Ed or Tom by Oct 14th.
October 12th, 2006 Thursday 7pm Movies with a Message.
Join us for
Franklin Haus on the big screen followed by discussion of central
American revolution and the SOA connections. This 1986 film written and
directed by Oliver Stone based on a true story about a journalist down on
his luck in the US drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980
military dictatorship. Including the assassination of Archbishop Oscar
Romero. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerillas in the countryside
who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing
military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. Meanwhile
he has to find a way of protecting his Salvadorean girlfriend and getting
her out of the country.
September 24 Sunday 2006 Milwaukee Non-Violent Civil
Disobedience Training via
Peace Action Wisconsin, followed by Sept 25 Monday Antiwar Direct
Action, Non-Violent, Sept 24 Training is required for this event, Call
414-964-5158. Car pool with
September 23rd Saturday 2006 Milwaukee at high noon, Pere Marquette Park.
Anti war demonstration and Rally, followed by Peace Festival with
booths on issues and organizations working for Peace and Justice, sponsored
by Peace Action Milwaukee/Wisconsin. Car pool departing Sheboygan Park and
Ride (Home Depot, Hwy 28) at 10am please contact
Memorial Day 2006.
Click here for mini photo
April 29th 2006, massive antiwar rally in New York City, attended by many
from Sheboygan and Wisconsin!
PEACE DEMONSTRATION ON SATURDAY MARCH 18, 2006.
[Ed: Check out link to Sheboygan Press coverage of this event]
Tom Contrestan writes that there will be a peace demonstration at Fountain
Park, on Sheboygan’s 8th Street, Saturday March 18th, from 4 to 6:00PM. It
will mark the beginning of our fourth year of war in Iraq. Names of
American dead will be read aloud as hand-lettered wooden tags with their
names are attached to our ‘Wall of Remembrance’. The 200,000 Iraqi men,
women and children killed will also be remembered and mourned.
See our event photo album.
There will be an ANTI-WAR Benefit Concert afterward at
the Frankin Haus Ballroom from 7:30 to 10:30pm. Franklin is off County ‘A’,
about one mile south of Lakeland College. Informational table material
available. The concert will feature some great regional and local
musicians, as well as tea, coffee, and baked goods! All ages event,
non-smoking, adult beverages in the adjacent historic tavern. $5.00
donation at door goes toward bringing speakers to our area.
See our event photo album.
Both events sponsored by Sheboygan Area Peace Seekers,
Vets for Peace Sheboygan, and the Between the Lakes Green Party.
Thursday January 26th 2006 Many of us attended the showing of "The
End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream"
"Oil is the single most important resource upon which our global economy
depends. What happens when we reach the peak of global oil production, and
supplies go into permanent decline? What if we do not have the time for a
smooth transition to another energy economy? What are the implications for
ourselves, our children, and our civilization? How do we confront such a
challenge? This 78-minute documentary introduces viewers to this
vital topic, and shows how industrial civilization is about to undergo
enormous, unprecedented change. The film encourages us to work together to
create a meaningful future in the face of great difficulty."
In the light of the oil connection to war today and probably throughout our
future, I thought you would be interested in the topic. Ford’s recent
layoffs have added even more public attention to this upcoming set of
Saturday December 10th 2005 was
International Human Rights Day. In
recognition of that, we will join Sheboygan Area Peace Seekers in a theatrical demonstration against the United
States' use of torture and other human rights violations. Noon till 1pm at the corner of
Taylor and Erie in Sheboygan WI. That is the high visibility corner at the
Mall with Taco Bell, WalMart plaza, Kohl's and the Sheboygan County Museum.
We will be graphically demonstrating against US endorsed torture around the
globe, and against indefinite incarceration. Signage will draw attention
to other human rights abuses such as decreases in funding for health care and
education, and our current challenges with hunger and housing. We hope you can join us,
please wear dark colors or black.
Wednesday December 7 2005 "Christian Perspectives on War- 0 A.D. to Today"
presentation by author Michael Slattery on his upcoming book "War from a
Christian Perspective". A discussion of the ethics and appropriateness of
the "Just War Theory" in contemporary society. Did the early Christian
Church allow participation in War? Hear and discuss with the author 7pm Rocca Room at the Mead Public Library, Sheboygan, WI. Sponsored by
Veterans for Peace Sheboygan, and the
Between the Lakes Green Party.
Click here for
a downloadable poster.
SOA Watch November 19 2005, Ft. Benning in Columbus Georgia.
Home of the infamous School of the Americas (now titled Western Hemisphere
School of Strategic Studies). Join us in protest of the US training
facility for assassination and torture, the 12th year. See our
Letters to the Editor Page.
Friday November 11 2005 VFP we participated in the Veterans Day ceremonies
and recognition in Sheboygan at North High School, 9:50am till 10:40am.
All VFP members invited, meet at 9:30am in the front of the building and we'll sit in
October 15 2005 First Anniversary Dinner 7pm to 9pm. This will be the Dedication of
our Chapter Name after veteran Soxy Baughman 1945-1971. All members and
their guests are invited. Spaghetti dinner to be held at First Congregational United Church
of Christ, Sheboygan, WI. Freewill donations.
September 24-26 2005 3 Massive Days of Action at D.C. Mobilization in
Washington, DC. Help end the war on Iraq! Hold President Bush
accountable for the Deaths, the Lies, the Destruction, and the toll on our
communities! Rally, March, Concert, AntiWar Festival featuring 14 theme
tents on Iraq, Real Support for the Troops, Counter-Recruitment, Global Justice,
the Wars at Home, Nuclear Disarmament, Direct Action, etc..
Roundtrip buses departing from Milwaukee Friday Sept 23 about 4pm,
returning Sunday Sept 25 afternoon or Tuesday Sept 27 if you prefer.
Car pool with us from Sheboygan to Milwaukee-920-693-3141. Short on funds
but want to go? We have funding available to assist if you can't otherwise
afford the trip.
Saturday: March on Washington to End the War, Rally, Antiwar Festival w/
Sunday: Interfaith Service, Grassroots Training
Monday: Lobby Day, Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience
Want national event plans and hourly schedules? Get details at
A great turnout of Sheboygan and Wisconsin folks were in attendance, and we
accumulated lots of excellent photos available in our
photo album section. Watch for our locally produced video on
activities to be available soon.
Saturday August 6th 2005 we mark the 60th anniversary of the Hiroshima
bombing by participating in a floating candle display on the Sheboygan River at
the foot of the Sheboygan Rotary Riverfront Park. View the artwork and meet the
artists of all ages at 7:30pm, event and Memorial comments 8pm till 9pm.
Bring the family!
Sunday July 24th 2005 Brat-fry Fundraiser. First Congregational UCC,
till 4pm, stop in and get your sandwiches! Beefalo burgers, bratwurst,
hot chicken sandwiches, soft drinks and fresh squeezed lemonade! Dine in with
a vet or take-out. Walk-up is great, advance tickets preferred and
available from members.
May 29, 2005. Carrying a flag draped casket, and carrying a
Veterans for Peace Sheboygan banner, 10 of us marched in our first Sheboygan
Memorial Day Parade. It was a somber presentation that was well received
by the community. We lead with a letter to the Editor at the Sheboygan
Press on the Saturday of Memorial weekend, and got a great follow-up article and
picture on the front page of the Sheboygan Press. Eric LaRose did a great
job in capturing the essence of the event. Thank you Member Harvey Weber
for a great interview primarily about his experiences in and since the Korean War.
See original article while it lasts at the Press site or in
our article details.
March 16, 2005. UW Sheboygan, Peace and Justice Event, featuring
Laramie Crocker from Berkley CA performing his very timely multimedia antiwar
songs. 7pm to 10pm, suggested donation $5 or non-perishable food for Food
Pantry. Joined by Holly Haebig and Dena Aronson of DevaNation. Jason
Moon of Oshkosh will share some of his experiences while serving in Iraq with
the Army National Guard. Student poetry, essays, and short plays are being
requested about war, peace, justice and freedom. Come listen to local
students' feelings about this war, war in general, peace, justice and freedom.
Potent music presented in a powerful setting, please join us!
www.sheboyganareapeaceseekers.org View/print your own
color poster or 'take-along' for the event.
Preview Laramie's songs and multi-media at
March 15 thru 19 2005 Laramie Crocker will be in Wisconsin performing a
selection of his antiwar music, and will meet with several local groups about
his songs, his goals, and in workshops on writing music and prose for peace
activism. Trip and March 16th event jointly sponsored by Sheboygan Area
Peace Seekers and Veterans for Peace Sheboygan. Saturday March 19 2005 he
will perform at a 2nd anniversary anti-war demonstration in Milwaukee at the
"Sunburst" at the east end of Wisconsin Avenue near the War Memorial.
January 20th 2005, the anti-inauguration event, (or "inauguraction") in
Washington, DC, several or our members will be traveling by bus to show their
dissatisfaction both of the President's war/military policies, and concerns over
whether or not he even is the election victor.
November 19 to 21 2004.
School of the Americas Watch. Join our bus/plane
trip Nov. 19 to 21 to protest the assassination and covert operations school
that trains Central and South American nationals from the Army's Fort Benning,
in Columbus, Georgia. More details for the event soon.
From their website: For over a decade, students,
religious, labor, veterans, human rights, and social/global justice groups have
been converging every November at the gates of Fort Benning, GA to speak out in
solidarity with the people of the Americas and to engage in nonviolent direct
action. We will gather again this year on November 20 and 21 to continue
together in the struggle until the School of the Americas is closed and the
policies it represents are changed forever!
September 2004 was a busy month for protesting, we had
representatives at Cheney's Johnsonville appearance Sept 10, Bush in Milwaukee
Sept 3, and attended the Fighting BobFest on Sept 18.
September 23rd, 2004.
Wheels of Justice
comes to Sheboygan with appearances at Plymouth High School, Sheboygan North
High School, UW Sheboygan, and Mead Public Library. Read more details at
September 11, 2004. In memory of those killed and affected
by the September 11th bombing, and recognizing the innocent that have been
killed and affected since that famous date.
August 14, 2004. Earthfest. A great Sheboygan event for sharing information
where we set up an informational table. Speakers, music, arts and ideas on
sustainable activities around the globe. Fountain Park Sheboygan between
8th and 9th and Erie, downtown Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
August 7, 2004. Our friends with Vets for Kerry marched in the BratDays Parade,
assembling at 8:30am on N. 7th St. between Center and Pennsylvania. While
we do not endorse Kerry, we do support all political activism!
Click here to view/print a parade
August 6, 2004. Hiroshima Day, 7pm. Deland Park
and then walking together to Riverfront Park for a short memorial recognizing
those who died or were sickened by the Hiroshima or Nagasaki nuclear blasts 49
July 6th 2004. Don Richards, a member of the Milwaukee Common Council, will
address a Committee of the Sheboygan Common Council on their experiences in
drafting and accepting resolutions against components of the USA Patriot
Act. Attend and show your support for the discussion and consideration of
this topic! Sheboygan City Hall, 3rd floor, 6pm. [Ed: the
presentation was well received and Council decided to draft a resolution
identical to Milwaukee's passed ordinance for further discussion, a big thanks
to Don Richards!]
June 23rd 2004, Wednesday. "Federal Surveillance after Sept 11th".
Athan Theoharis, Marquette Professor of History discusses the USA Patriot Act
and Wisconsin and US Constitutional issues. Sponsored by the American
Civil Liberties Union and Sheboygan Human Rights Association. Mead Public Library, Sheboygan
June 20, 2004. Our friend Phyllis Bergquist will be presenting
the sermon and also a short multi-media about her recent middle east trip with
the Christian Peacemaker Teams.
She will speak about "Palestine, Israel, and the Wall" for both the 8:00am and
9:30am services at Saron United Church of Christ.
May 31, 2004 Sheboygan Memorial Day Parade. Vets for
Peace will be "Marching" as
a unit, meet at 7:45am in the Center Street assembly area in front of the
Sheboygan Press Building. Wear your baseball caps with Vets for Peace
buttons. [Ed: the parade was cancelled due to weather, too bad, we were all
looking forward to it!]
May 22, 2004 Vets for Peace members will be placing
flags on military graves at Wildwood Cemetery with the Retired Enlisted
Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars. 8am to 10am or 10am till noon.
8am west end of cemetary. 10am meet at the
Mausoleum at the east end of the cemetery off New Jersey Avenue.
March 20, 2004 in Sheboygan, at Fountain Park. Sheboygan Veterans for
Peace will sponsor a "Time to Reflect on the Effects of War" from 6:30pm till
9:30pm. Join us for a Memorial of Luminaries for those Americans
and Iraqis that have lost their lives in Iraq.
See photos of event.
Some of our historical background as a local chapter will be here soon,
please stop back!