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Veterans Speak Out on Memorial Day
Date Sunday May 26
Time 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland
(between Alcatraz and 66th)
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorGene Ruyle
Emailcuyleruyle [at]
Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Stop the Wars

The first Memorial Day was on May 1, 1865. “African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina. What you have there is black Americans recently freed from slavery announcing to the world with their flowers, their feet, and their songs what the War had been about. What they basically were creating was the Independence Day of a Second American Revolution.” Over the years, Memorial has come to be remembered on the last Monday of May, a time to honor the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in the wars of the United States. Local members of Veterans for Peace will speak out on the meaning that Memorial Day holds for them.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 • 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland • (between Alcatraz and 66th)
Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML

Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.

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Added to the calendar on Thursday May 23rd, 2013 8:15 PM