Dearest Special Beings . . .
If you have yet to see, hear, read, or feel the commitment of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans against the Middle Eastern wars, here is your chance. If you have not experienced the pain the family and friends of troops feel, now you can. If you think you can only show your support for soldiers by endorsing the wars, then, please ponder the words of Winter Soldier Michael Prysner. He and the experienced troops who walk with him wish to ask for your help. Peruse the passage Prysner presents in this mail.
Please ponder how the wars affect you personally, politically, and even fiscally. Consider the many communities in this country and abroad deprived of funds, all in an effort to participate in and pay for warfare. Try to imagine the many lives and limbs lost, not to mention the emotional traumatic stress. Perhaps, you have already actively considered how our culture has changed, all because we engage in costly battles.
If you had wanted to speak out, and have not, or if you want to communicate in a manner that might touch the President and Congress, please join our servicemen, woman, kin, and acquaintances in a March Forward.
For details, please read on. I thank you.
In March of 2003, I was sent to invade Iraq amidst the largest anti-war demonstrations in history, with an equally senseless war already being waged in Afghanistan. Myself, and countless other veterans, went believing the lies spewed by Washington, but saw first hand the criminal and imperial nature of that war, and every war waged by the U.S. Our experiences compelled us to stand up and fight back.
Many of us joined together to form March Forward!, and have been building resistance to these wars, both in and out of the military. This video was made by our members, all of whom are veterans and active duty soldiers, to help us publicize the next step in our struggle to end the wars-the national mass anti-war protests in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco on March 20th, seven years after the brutal invasion of Iraq.
Help us make our voices heard. We need you all behind us on March 20th to stand united against the crimes of this government-but we also need your help in spreading the word. Please circulate the above video to everyone you can, and be a part of the growing movement against the U.S. war machine.
Visit March20.org to learn more about how to get involved.
To learn more about March Forward! please visit MarchForward.org.