Concord Peace Vigil Suspended for Winter
Since 1991, members of the Concord Peace Vigil have held a banner and walked in Monument Square around the flagpole. The banner says “We walk with all who suffer because of war.” We met one Friday a month from 8 to 9 am over the years 1991 through 2001. After the start of the US Government war in Afghanistan in late 2001, Vigil members decided to meet every week, weather permitting, still on Fridays from 8 to 9 am, and have continued to the present time. We are not a club and welcome any who wish to join us, even for a short time. We appreciate the positive messages many of you have signaled as you drive by.
The 29th of March is near and our fondest hope is there will be a large turnout for the return of the Vigil this Friday after our winter hiatus. The victims of the latest assault weapon attack in Christ Church, NZ, will be in our minds as people march all over the world in remembrance. Although not exactly victims of an actually war, the war on civility against those of different races and religions and the use of too easily obtained military weapons reflects how intolerance has spread worldwide.