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Sept 1, 1987 - Sept 1, 2007: After 20 Years, Remembering, Reflecting and Recommitment
by stop that train
Thursday Aug 30th, 2007 12:04 PM
dear friends

many folks in Santa Cruz were involved with the action and blockade at the Concord Naval Weapons Station on September 1st of 1987 - it was on that day that Brian Willson, a Vietnam veteran, was run down by a Navy train carrying weapons of war to be used in Central America - he lost both of his lower legs and sustained a serious head injury

at the time, Brian resided in Santa Cruz, a member of our local Vets for Peace Chapter and Bill Motto Post 5888 - making a miraculous recovery, he has continued to be a visionary leader and outspoken force for Peace on this Planet!

there will be a commemorative event this Saturday, September 1st, in Concord - the details are below, sent by his partner, Becky Luening - Brian and Becky currently live in Arcata, CA, where they are both VERY ACTIVE!
Begin forwarded message:

From: Becky Luening

From David Hartsough, davidhartsough [at] igc.org
August 24, 2007

Sept 1, 1987 - Sept 1, 2007: After 20 Years, Remembering, Reflecting and Recommitment

Join Brian Willson, Ken Butigan, and many others from Nuremberg Actions for the 20th Anniversary of the Navy assault on Brian, Dave Duncombe, Duncan Murphy and all of us in Nuremberg Actions on Saturday, Sept 1 at the tracks at Concord Naval Weapons Station at 10 am.

This will be an opportunity for Remembering, reflecting on the meaning of that day and the Nuremberg actions in which we blocked trains and trucks carrying bombs and munitions to kill our brothers and sisters in Central America for over three years, and Recommitment to the work still ahead!

For those who need directions, come out highway 4 and turn north on Port Chicago highway till you come to the tracks opposite the entrance to Concord Naval Weapons station. It will likely be hot, so bring sunscreen and protection from the sun.

Afterward, Mark Coplan has invited us to come to his home in Berkeley for lunch –bring something to share and for further sharing and reflecting and renewing old friendships.

The media will also be present including Kevin Fagan who is now with the SF Chronicle. Please feel free to share some of what you see as the importance and significance of that day and Nuremberg Actions for the world.

Please share with others who were part of Nuremberg Actions or who you feel might like to join us for this gathering.

Hope to see you Sept 1. If you cannot join us, but would like to share a reflection to be shared with folks gathered at the tracks, please send your reflection to me, David at email davidhartsough [at] igc.org

Warm Greetings and Peace,

David Hartsough
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