War No More: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Senator Wayne Morse’s “No” Vote to Oppose America Entering the Vietnam War
August 9 4:00 PM Wayne Morse Family Farm 541-485-1755 email@example.com Website
50 years ago on August 7th, Congress approved the Tonkin Gulf Resolution authorizing a war on Vietnam based on a report that North Vietnam had attacked a US Navy ship. Later it was proved that such an attack never happened. Senator Wayne Morse, joined by Senator Gruening of Alaska, were the only No votes on the Tonkin Gulf Resolution.
When people oppose illegal, wrong wars, as Senator Wayne Morse did in 1964, they deserve community recognition. Do just that on Saturday, August 9thfrom 4 to 8 pm at the Wayne Morse Family Farm, 595 Crest Drive.
Schedule of events:
4 to 5 pm: free ice cream
5:00 to 5:45: Teach-ins: “The Costs to Veterans” Families”
“The Spiritual and Psychological Costs of Fighting Wars”
“War Resistance by GI’s”
6:00 to 8:00: Fashion Show: Tie Dye, Bell Bottoms--- The Story of That Era And Today’s Challenges Told in Fashion plus music by Peace Choir and others
Kids Activities from 4 to 8 Craft activities for the young of all ages will include making peace flags, buttons or origami peace cranes. You can take your creations home or leave them to decorate future peace displays.
Bring blankets &/or chairs and a picnic if you want. NO ALCOHOL
Sponsors: Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC), Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions), Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics
Endorsers: Veterans for Peace chapter 159, Eugene PeaceWorks
Free parking Donations accepted
For more info: contact CALC at 541-485-1755