September 28 in Cornwall: Memorial for Civilian Victims of U.S. Drones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:

Peter Phillips at info@cornwallquakers.org, or by phone at (845) 534-7474, or

Drone Alert Hudson Valley at dronealerthv@yahoo.com or by phone at (845) 699 3051

Civilians who have been killed by U.S. drone attacks will be remembered in a memorial service from 1 to 2:15 p.m. on September 28 at the Cornwall Friends Meeting House. All are welcome to join. The memorial will begin with a short lecture and Q&A about the impact of drone strikes. This will be followed by a reading of testimony from survivors and then music and meditation. The memorial is sponsored jointly by Cornwall Quakers and Drone Alert Hudson Valley.

Before the memorial, all are welcome to join in silent Quaker worship at 10:30 a.m. and a potluck lunch at noon.  The Meeting House is located on Quaker Avenue in Cornwall, NY, next to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.

The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its work after World War II, takes the position that “ending drone warfare is a necessary step toward building a more peaceful world.”

More information about the Quaker response to drone strikes is available at the following websites:

http://afsc.org/key-issues/issue/stop-drone-warfare

http://fcnl.org/issues/foreign_policy/report_argues_that_drones_lead_to_endless_war/

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