UPDATE: Original event called off due to – Weather!!! There will be a candlelight vigil , same location, 5pm on Jan 6th, in coordination with hundreds of similar “January 6th Vigils for Democracy” being held around the country. Further details to come.
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE SHARE. THANK YOU AND HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE.
Here is a New Year message and invitation from Ed Flaherty and Veterans for Peace Chapter 161 vfp161.org/
A candlelight peace vigil for the New Year will be held at 5:00pm New Year’s Day (Saturday, Jan 1) at Iowa Avenue and Clinton Street (east entrance to Old Capitol/Pentacrest) in Iowa City. Sponsored by the Veterans For Peace, chapter 161, the vigil is for all who are committed to a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
This vigil is a resumption of an annual event that was interrupted by the COVID virus last year.
“It is easy to see that 2022 will be challenging in many ways,” said John Jadryev, chair of the chapter. “We want folks to join us in celebrating the New Year with hope and determination to make our world a better place.”
Candles will be provided by Physicians for Social Responsibility. There will be singing and brief talks.
Attendees are asked to wear masks.
Blog for Iowa would like to wish everyone a peaceful and safe 2022.