Today is the fifth year of the War in Iraq. People are gathering at events all over the state to demand an end to the War. Below are the details on those events:
Appleton: Vigil, sponsored by Fox Valley Peace Coalition. At the corner of College and Appleton Streets. Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Elm Grove: Commemoration, sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. 13105 Watertown Plank Road. Prayerful reflection and showing of No End in Sight. Begins at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Also includes public prayerful stand along Watertown Plank Road from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Madison: Rally and Vigil, sponsored by various groups beginning at 11 a.m. at the State Street corner of the Capitol Square. Rally will be followed at 11:55 a.m. by a five-minute silent vigil. At 12:00 noon, the Peace Train Parade will march around the Square. Please wear black and bring a candle to light at the vigil.
Madison: Nonviolent Civil Resistance Action organized by Madison Pledge of Resistance. Meet at 11:00 a.m. at Arby’s on East Washington to finalize plans before the action for nonviolent resistance at the military recruiting station near East Towne. Contact Joy at email@example.com for more information.
Madison: Drive Time Picket, sponsored by Madison Area Peace Coalition, At the corner of John Nolen Drive, Blair Street and Williamson Street. From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. LaCrosse: Women in Black Vigil for Peace. Fourth and Main Streets. Begins at 12:00 noon.
Manitowoc: Vigil, sponsored by Lakeshore Peacemakers. At Maritime Drive and 8th Street. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Minoqua: Peaceful March, sponsored by Northwood Peace Coalition. Meet at Torpy Park. Begins at 11:50 a.m.
Kenosha: Peace Rally, sponsored by Kenoshans for Peace. At the post office downtown on 7th Avenue. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Webster: Vigil. Meeting in the parking lot of Grace United Methodist Church on Hwy. 35 one block north of Main Street.
Duluth: Peace Vigil and Press Conference, sponsored by NAWC. Duluth Civic Center. Begins at 12:00 noon.
Evansville: Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by MoveOn.org. Leota Park along Madison Street, off of Hwy. 14. Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Mazomanie: Vigil, sponsored by MoveOn.org. Stand along Hwy 14 and Brodhead Street. Begins at 4:00 p.m.