Peace Coalition Wants Nov. 11 to Go Back to Armistice Day

Nov 9, 2018

This Sunday is Veteran's Day but Georgeann Hartzog with the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois says it's time we go back to the holiday's original name - Armistice Day.

"November 11th is going to be the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and when Armistice Day was created the next year, it was created as a holiday of peace, of sad remembrance. Armistice Day got changed to Veteran's Day during or shortly after the Korean War and of course to honor the veterans who've been involved in wars, but to, in many ways it's come to glorify militarism and war."

The Peace Coalition is hosting a free potluck dinner, open to the public, at the Gaia House in Carbondale at 5:30 on Sunday. Following dinner, guest speaker Rich Whitney will give a speech called "Making America Care Again - Why Americans Should Oppose War."