IRAQ WAR VETERANS, MILITARY FAMILIES, OTHERS PROTEST BUSH APPEARANCE AT FT. BRAGG and SAY: SUPPORT OUR TROOPS – BRING THEM HOME NOW; AND TAKE CARE OF THEM WHEN THEY GET HERE!
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – On Tuesday, June 28th, President Bush will be appearing at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to try to resuscitate the flagging support for the war in Iraq. Iraq War Veterans, military families, veterans of previous wars, and others who oppose the war in Iraq will be in Fayetteville to protest President Bush’s captive-audience photo opportunity and challenge the false picture of the war being portrayed by the White House. The Bush visit comes in the wake of a local (Fayetteville) newspaper poll showing that over forty percent of local residents are not in favor of the war, while national polls show that 52% of the US population want troops withdrawn and 60% believe the war in Iraq is not worth fighting....
The following events will take place in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Tuesday, June 28th:
1 PM – Press conference at Quaker House, 223 Hillside Avenue, Fayetteville
Veterans, including Iraq Veterans, and military family members will make statements and be available for interview. Press conference will be MC’d by Stan Goff, retired Special Forces veteran, and father of an active duty soldier on his second deployment to Iraq. Speakers list still under construction - speaker bios and text will be available at the
2PM-4 PM – Poster and sign-making at Quaker House, media invited to observe. We will be updating a display bearing the names of all US service men and women killed in Iraq, plus memorials to the thousands of unnamed Iraqi victims.
5 PM -9 PM– Peace vigil with Veterans, including Iraq War Veterans, military families and others reading of the names of the US Iraq war dead at the Market House, Hay and Green Streets, downtown.
PRESIDENT BUSH DEFENDS WAR POLICIES AT FT. BRAGG;MILITARY FAMILIES AND IRAQ WAR VETERANS SAY:BRING THEM HOME NOW!
WASHINGTON DC – On the day that President Bush will give a nationally televised address at Ft. Bragg in an attempt to shore up flagging support for the war in Iraq, members of Military Families Speak Out and Iraq Veterans Against the War will speak out to challenge the President’s “stay the course