Saturday, March 10, 2007

A Gathering of Eagles

I've tried to be "global" in my approach to posts in this blog. Yet, I did define the theme as Spiritual Commentary on Current Events - from the Personal to the Global. This post is quite personal.

I'm a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

I don't like the current war the U.S. is engaged in...

I respect the men and women who are "doing their duty", many of whom do it under duress, since to not do their "duty" would mean being locked up and the key getting misplaced...

If you look down two posts ago, you'll also see that I'm getting quite involved in non-violent solutions to world problems.

So...

I'm posting information from the Gathering of Eagles site. I don't agree with #9 in their mission statement but I really like the event they're currently promoting:

What: Gathering of Eagles

When: March 17th, 2007
0700-1600 (7 AM to 4 PM)

Where: The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall, Washington D.C.

Why: To stand silent guard over our nation's memorials, in honor of our fallen, and in solidarity with our armed forces in harm's way today. Read our mission statement.

Head Count:

Petition 1: Sign if you are attending on March 17th

Petition 2: Sign if you cannot attend but will be with us in spirit.


2 comments:

Puzzled Woeman said...

I'm with you, Alex! I also don't agree with #9. I would like to see us out of the war, even if it means admitting defeat. So what if we can't stick our noses up in the air because we lost a war? The rest of the mission statement sounds reasonable, however.

Alexander M said...

Puzzled Woeman,
Even though I consider myself a World Citizen, I'm still patriotic enough to be completely embarrassed by Bush's total flouting of Right Action...

~ Alex