Armistice Day Parade and Luncheon Saturday, November 9!

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:30am

Veterans For Peace will be marching in the Armistice (Veterans) Day parade in Auburn for the thirteenth straight year this November 9! Join us!  Post-parade luncheon at Auburn First United Methodist Church, 100 N Street SE Auburn, WA 98002

We'll leave the church hall at around 11:30. It's about a 10-minute walk from the church to the parade route to muster in our contingent spot.  Then we have to wait about 45 or so minutes to actually start moving in the parade, which will take about a half hour. We will march behind the VFP banner.  We need all available VFP flags and U.S. flags for this march. Anyone is welcome to carry a flag--whatever flag they prefer.  Please do not bring any other banners or signs.
Also, a VFP van will be available for anyone who would prefer to ride through the parade.
You do NOT have to be a member of VFP to march with our contingent !
If, for whatever reason you do not march, you are welcome to hang out in the church hall--and check out The Gun Show by Cynthia Linet. After the parade it takes about 10 or 15 minutes to walk back to the church for our Luncheon and Program.
The Luncheon Menu:  --Please RSVP if you plan to join the Luncheon to Pete,  Spaghetti with a Vegan option--PLEASE specify in RSVP! Garlic Bread and Salad (Most likely) Cookies and Juice for Dessert
Program Agenda following the Luncheon:
Cynthia Linet's Gun Show:  For our Auburn event, Cynthia is thrilled to be invited to showcase the military aspect. The Gun Show was on display at the Seattle Center this last July, sponsored by Code Pink. This condensed version will be on display the entire time we're in Auburn; and Cynthia will also be available to answer any questions you may have.
Pio DeCano:  Pio is a longtime prominent activist in the Seattle Filipino community and is a longtime continuously engaged member of Chapter 92; and he has agreed to share his story. 
Jim Page  is well known in coffee houses and folk clubs in Seattle and the northwest, as well as in Britain and Ireland, where he toured for several years. His best known songs include "Fireside", his first song, written in 1967, Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette", an anti-nuclear weapons song from his 1976 album "On the Street Again"
Jim is also a longtime member of VFP92 and we are excited that Jim has agreed to come and sing for us!

*Directions to Auburn First United Methodist Church.  From I-5 (north or South) or from Hwy. 167, get on Hwy 18th that goes East and West just south of downtown Auburn.  Go East on Hwy 18 and take the Auburn exit and go North on Auburn Way S.  Turn right on 4th St S.E., go all the way East to "M" Street S. E. (a main Street with a signal light).  Turn Left on "M" Street S.E. and go one block to 3rd Street S.E. and turn right and go one block to "N" Street S.E. and turn left.  Go another block and you will see the church and huge parking lot on the right hand side of the street.  Address is 100 "N" Street S.E., Auburn, 98002.