For more than a decade, Peaceworks members and our allies from the Columbia Peace Coalition have raised awareness outside the Airshow. We suggest to our fellow citizens that there are more appropriate ways to remember those who've tragically lost their lives in war than to celebrate the weapons of war. Moreover, we point out that a major focus of the Airshow is to recruit our young people to enlist, by making war and the military glamorous.
We also participate in the Veterans for Peace Memorial Day event, Peace Honors Veterans, which provides a more reverent observance of the holiday. We encourage others to join us, both at these events next year, and also at our regular weekly peace vigil held each Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Broadway and Providence.