WILPF-Madison encourages all those who support anti-war efforts to head out to Volk Field and join No Drones Wisconsin on January 23rd in having their first vigil of the year remembering all of those whose lives have been impacted by drones. Here’s the post from their Facebook page below:
“Join us for our first vigil of the year on Tuesday January 23. It is often very cold for our January vigil, so dress warm.
We must keep vigilant and continue to speak out against killer drones. Our first vigil against drone warfare was at Volk Field on December 1, 2011. We join others at military bases across the country who are doing similar work. As Trump escalates the killing we must not give up.
WE MUST BRING THIS TERROR THAT THE US GOVERNMENT REIGNS DOWN ON OTHERS TO AN END!
The vigil at Volk Field is a legal vigil where we will be on public property. As always, it will be a solemn vigil, remembering the victims of US government drone attacks.
DIRECTIONS – To get to the vigil, take the Camp Douglas exit off Interstate 90/94 between Mauston and Tomah. When you exit take County Rd. C to the northeast. You will see the base straight ahead, but follow County Rd. C to the right and within a few blocks is a picnic wayside where you can park. The wayside is now closed for the winter, but you can legally park on the side of the road. There are no bathrooms available during the winter months
THE VIGIL – We will gather at the wayside between 3:00-3:15 for introductions and to review the plan for the vigil, and then process together to the gates of the base where we will hold a solemn vigil for one hour to remember those killed by drones. Participants can stand in silence or read poems and stories about the effects of drone warfare. It is important that the voices of the victims be brought to the gates of Volk Field.
Bring posters if you can.
A WORD ABOUT THE WEATHER – If you have questions about the vigil because of the weather, please make sure to call Joy at 608 239-4327 or Bonnie at 608-256-5088 for an update.
CARPOOLING – If you are interested in carpooling to Volk Field from Madison, please contact Bonnie at 608-256-5088.
We hope to see you at the vigil on Tuesday January 23. If you can’t come this time, mark your calendar. We usually vigil on the 4th Tuesday of every month, but this month it will be the 5th Tuesday.
If you have any questions please call or email Joy at 608 239-4327 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Bonnie at 608-256-5088 or email@example.com .
Joy and Bonnie
Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars”
See you there!