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.
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