Stand for Peace at USAF Thunderbird Show
when: 3 PM, Sunday, July 22
where: pedestrian bridge at Brady and Lincoln Memorial Drive
why: raise awareness that our bloated military spending is misusing valuable resources that could be better used to meet human needs.
details: A group of peace activists will be at the lakefront on Sunday with their peace signs and peace flags to raise awareness of the of famous warning of President Dwight D. Eisenhower:
Chance for Peace Speech by President Dwight D. Eisenhower April 16, 1953
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. . . . This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”
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