Charleston, WV – West Virginia Patriots for Peace will commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War by displaying the Wall of Remembrance at three events in West Virginia this weekend.
The Wall of Remembrance, belonging to the West Virginia Patriots for Peace, will be featured at a number of events in West Virginia this weekend, marking the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. The Wall is now 28 panels long, representing each U.S. service person killed in Iraq with their name, hometown, rank, branch of service, age and date of death. Presently it takes 30 people to hold all the panels. The wall is a powerful reminder of the ongoing human tragedy of this war.
Friday March 17th, 5:15-6:30 p.m. – Charleston: The West Virginia Patriots for Peace will sponsor an Evening Vigil under the Kanawha Boulevard flags on the Charleston riverfront, at Haddad Park on Kanawha Boulevard (across the street from the Charleston House Holiday Inn). The vigil lasts from 5:15-6:30 p.m. The Wall of Remembrance will be set up under the flags along the Boulevard. Participants are asked to bring flowers. At the end of the vigil, flowers will be taken to the river and laid on the water in memory of those who have died in this war — the over 2,300 American soldiers and the unnumbered Iraqis.
Saturday March 18th, 11:00 a.m. to noon – Spencer: The Roane Calhoun Peace Coalition will sponsor a Vigil to help end the war in Iraq, at the Roane County Courthouse. The Wall of Remembrance will be set up along the main street of Spencer. There will be a potluck dinner and meeting afterwards at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Activity Room – 602 Parkersburg Road.
Sunday March 19th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Parkersburg: The Parkersburg Wood County Democrats and Young Democrat groups are hosting an assembly and march starting at “Peace Park,” located on lower Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. The event will feature speakers and a march to the Parkersburg-Belpre Bridge where the Wall of Remembrance will be displayed.