Memorial Day — 2010

No More War!  War Never Again!

Let us remember all who have died in wars and because of war spending stealing from unmet human needs, including much needed health care for returning war veterans.

6,000 vets a year are committing suicide.


Vet's suicides

Roughly 30 veterans a day try to commit suicide, new data shows, and 18 succeed.  Of those, about five receive medical care from the VA. The suicide rate of veterans soared 26 percent from 2005 to 2007. To date, more than 600,000 troops have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury or both. Given those figures, new legislation to help veterans – from stipends for caregivers of the seriously injured to more suicide prevention funds – seems obscenely inadequate.

Stop the Wars!  Bring the troops Home Now!

Medical Care for All!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc.5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (May 28, 2010 – 454th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office