‘Veterans for Peace’ marks the end of WWI with ceremony in downtown Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The group ‘Veterans for Peace’ marked the end of World War I with a ceremony in downtown Evansville.

The group of veterans gathered at the Four Freedoms Monument as they do every Veteran’s Day to not just remember veterans but to promote peace.

Organizers says its their effort to get people to understand what war is really about.

“It’s important that we do it every year, number one, because most of us are veterans. We know what it’s like. We know what it feels like. We know it hurts and we know the hurt it brings to other people to have war. It’s too easy to commercialize it and have a Veterans Day sale or free meals and that sort of stuff and forget what the real implications of war are.”

‘Veterans for Peace’ also hosts other public education events throughout the year.

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(This story was originally published on November 11, 2019)

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