On Friday May 24th, the film All Quiet on the Western Front will be shown at Blue Hill Library at 7 p.m. This well-known classic, a realistic and harrowing account of warfare, is selected in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
On Saturday May 25th, Peninsula Peace & Justice invites the community to participate in the Iraq War Dead Memorial Field. This memorial was first established in 2005 as a witness to the human costs of war and to remember the lives lost in the Iraq War, both U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians. In recent years the memorial has grown to include U.S. military fatalities in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The field is planted with white flags, in symbolic representation of more than 6,700 U.S. soldiers killed.
The event will take place at the Field of Flags on Main Street, on property owned by Rufus Wanning, between the Blue Hill Library and the Blue Hill Congregational Church. Everyone is invited to participate in part or all of this activity, between 10 a.m. and noon. (A rain date will be Sunday May 26.) For more information, contact 326-4405.