Doug Bennett's Blog – 5th mo. 2014 Archive (1)

Who Speaks for Peace on Memorial Day?

For a Quaker, what’s the right approach to Memorial Day? Is it a day to celebrate? A day to witness against? A day not even to notice?  Every Memorial Day, from morning to evening, I wonder about this.

 Here in Topsham/Brunswick, Maine we have an iconic Memorial Day celebration. There’s a ceremony in Topsham at the town hall/fire station to mark the occasion, then a very locally-flavored parade that marches down Main Street (Topsham), crosses the Androscoggin River, then continues…

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Added by Doug Bennett on 5th mo. 26, 2014 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

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