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Iraq Vets Opposing the War: Veteran's Day in Chicago

Stacey Paeth, Military Families Speak OutThis morning in downtown Chicago, Vietnam Vets Against the War held their annual Veteran’s Day rally, drawing a crowd of about seventy five Vets, along with their family members and supporters. They have gathered on Veteran’s Day for over thirty years now to honor vets by standing up for their rights, denouncing their being sent into unjust wars and calling for the US to put it’s money where it’s mouth is and “support our troops.” However, this year differed from those that came before it in one very significant aspect: taking the podium was a newcomer, representing a generation of Veterans just recently finding their voice and their place in the anti-war movement. This year‘s rally included a veteran back from Iraq, expressing strong opposition to the occupation. Read More | Photos: [ 1 | 2 | Ashes for a War Memorial ]

Related Links: Iraq Veterans Against the War | Traveling Soldier | Military Families Speak Out | Falluja in Pictures




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