Educational and Free Check out the Observance of the USS Liberty!

Hey everyone, I have been working with Veterans for Peace and have been enlisted to spread the word about an event coming up on the 8th of June. It is a “corridor” event that starts in Iowa City and ends in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Here is the information:

Corridor Observance of the 45th Anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty

On June 8, 1967, a US Navy ship, the USS Liberty, was attacked by planes and torpedo boats in international waters in the Mediterranean. Thirty-four men were killed, and 174 were wounded.

At Noon on June 8th, 2012, a community observance in honor of the deceased and the survivors will be held on the Pentacrest and at The Old Capitol in Iowa City.

Later, in Cedar Rapids, at 6:00 pm, there will be a speaker on the east side of May’s Island between 2nd and 3rd Avenue after the speech there will be a FREE dinner at the Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids at 2999 1st Avenue SW at 7:00 pm.

Paul Findley, former US congressman from Illinois, will speak. Findley served 22 years in the US House of Representatives, and has stayed immersed in the story of the USS Liberty and her crew for the past 45 years. Present at the Observance will be several of the Navy survivors of the attack.

Free and open to the public. The event is planned for outdoors so bring your lawn chair if you wish. In case of inclement weather, the observance will be held inside Old Capitol.

The assistance provided by the University of Iowa Veterans Association is appreciated

Sponsored by Veterans for Peace Chapter #161
For further information, call Ed Flaherty 319 621-6766
or Joe Aossey 319-533-1399

About these ads

About Ajai Dittmar

There is nothing 'radical' about wanting to save your historical neighborhood! There is nothing 'negative' for wanting an 'outside investigation' done a public service that has had a lot of embarrassing news, especially when they don't do their jobs! There is nothing 'odd' about wanting politicians to uphold the Constitution they swear to uphold when they are sworn into office! Follow @sibzianna View all posts by Ajai Dittmar

One response to “Educational and Free Check out the Observance of the USS Liberty!

Feedback and Comments encouraged

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,959 other followers

%d bloggers like this: