My Lai Massacre Commemoration – White House Vigil

16 Mar 2018 - 12:00

Washington, DC

My Lai Massacre – Save the Dates Jan 5 & March 16, 2018

One of the most painful acts committed by the US military in Viet Nam was the March 16, 1968, massacre of 504 innocent women and children in the village hamlet of My Lai. The Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee is planning to remember that event, as well as other systematic killings of innocent Vietnamese, on Friday, March 16, 2018 with a public vigil in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House from 12 noon to 1:30 pm.

We hope you will come, mark your calendars now and please share this event with your friends and colleagues.

We plan to lift up the ongoing issues of war legacies, Agent Orange, defoliation, unexploded ordnances and treatment for veterans here and there. We call upon the US government and military to publicly acknowledge other atrocities in Viet Nam and to release military records and information to the public. And we call for an end to all wars and military strategies that target civilians as the US did in Indochina. At the vigil we also plan to read all 504 names of the Vietnamese.

You are invited to our first organizing and planning meeting which will be held at the offices of the Institute for Policy Studies on Friday, January 5, 2018, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. The address is 1301 Connecticut Avenue NW Room 600. Use Dupont Circle Red Metro Stop one block away.

Please share your thoughts and let us know if you will be able to attend the January meeting.  For more go to: http://vietnampeace.org.

Best and thanks,
Terry Provance <terryprovance@gmail.com>

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