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2,000th Memorial in Houston, Texas


A Memorial to those Fallen in the Iraqi Conflict

Saturday, Oct.29, 2005, at 6 p.m., will begin a weeklong observance of the 2,000th U.S. Military Casualty and a memorial to all nationalities killed or wounded in the ongoing Iraq conflict. The location of the observance is on the Heights Boulevard esplanade between 10th and 11th St., next to the World War II Memorial.

At 6 p.m., following the placement of some 2,000 American flags and some 180 Texas flags (to honor fallen Texans) there will be an ecumenical ceremony and the planting of the 2,000th flag.

Each evening of the memorial period, there will be a ceremony at 6 p.m., marked
by the placing of additional flags, when necessary. The closing ceremony will be held the following Saturday at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to
attend the ceremonies or to visit the flags.

For more information phone 281-414-1386 or go to: www.oilpatchdemocrats.com

Schedule of events:
Oct.29 Sat. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Opening Ceremony
Oct.30 Sun. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by TBA
Oct.31 Mon. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by Progressive Populist Caucus
Nov.1 Tues. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by Veterans for Peace
Nov.2 Wed. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by the Progressive Action Alliamce
Nov.3 Thur. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by CodePink
Nov.4 Fri. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by 1st Unitarian Universalists
Nov.5 Sat. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closing Ceremony

Cosponsoring organizations are:
CodePink
1st Unitarian Universalists
Greater Heights Democrats
Harris County Young Democrats
Harris County Green Party
Kingwood Democrats
KPFT
Military Families Speak Out
Progressive Action Alliance (PAA)
Progressive Populist Caucus
ROADwomen (River Oaks Area Democrat Women)
San Jacinto Democratic Veterans Brigade
Veterans for Peace

Lead Sponsor:
OilPatch Democrats
This organization promotes a rational energy policy based on American ingenuity and hard work, not the threat of preemptive war.

For more information, maps, contact info, go to: http://www.afsc.org/2000/event_details.php?ID=26

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