Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) will hold a peace vigil on Sunday, October 26. The vigil begins outside the side entrance to the United Church of Christ (UCC). The UCC is located at 415 Juniper Street, Brainerd, near the southwest corner of Gregory Park. Vigil participants will march from the UCC to the intersection of Sixth and Washington Streets. The peace vigil is scheduled to last from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Signs are available for vigil participants.
In the spirit of Halloween, vigil participants can wear costumes to express their opposition to war.
The vigil will demand an immediate end to the U.S. bombing of Iraq and Syria, the withdrawal of all U.S. military advisers from Iraq, and a halt to U.S. military aid to the Iraqi government, Syrian rebels, and Kurdish regional government.
The vigil will support peaceful resolutions to the sectarian conflicts in Iraq and Syria.
The vigil will call for an end to drone bombing and the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
Following the vigil, there will be an informal discussion and potluck in the UCC Fellowship Hall. The UCC Fellowship Hall is located in the downstairs section of the UCC. Food and beverages will be provided.
In the event of bad weather, the informal discussion and potluck will be held in the UCC Fellowship Hall at 1:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend the peace vigil, informal discussion, and potluck. Please join us.
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