November 5th Protest and Memorial Event to Honor Lennox Sweeney

 
Anti-war and anti-police brutality activist Lennox Sweeney, aged 64, died on October 13th. He was a former Navy intelligence officer and a retired Stanford Linear Accelerator Center employee. A Community Memorial and Celebration of Life for Lennox Sweeney will be held at 2pm on Saturday, November 5th, 2005, at MACLA, 510 S. First St. (between William & Reed) in downtown San Jose. Organizers say, "Lennox was truly an individual and so his celebration will be a wonderful event." People are asked to bring photos, stories, and their full hearts. The memorial will include sharing, food, and poetry, followed by music from Annie & the Vets, Raging Grannies, and others- including rap and hip hop. His cousins will attend the event. Lennox's cremains will also be present.

Some of Lennox's friends will be attending one of Lennox's favorite Saturday activities- an anti-war picket at the corner of Winchester and Santa Clara at noon before the memorial.

Veterans and Associate Members of Veterans For Peace plan to don orange T-shirts and march in Lennox's name in the San Francisco Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, November 6th. The contingent aims to bring light to the humanitarian issue of the Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese civilians who are still dying from exposure to Agent Orange, and to demand justice for all Agent Orange Victims. VFP Chapter 69 will meet on 2nd between Folsom and Howard streets by 12:30 pm, and the parade will start marching at 1 pm at the intersection of Market and Second streets. The parade will proceed westward up Market street, take a slight right turn onto Grove Street past Civic Center Park, and turn right onto Polk Street in front of the reviewing stand facing City Hall. The parade ends at approximately 3pm at the far end of the reviewing stand at Polk and McAllister. After this solemn procession and educational effort, Veterans for Peace will go to join the Agent Orange Accountability demonstration, tabling outside the Green Festival. Non-veterans are invited to help with tabling.

Read more about Lennox Sweeney and anti-war protests in the South Bay on the South Bay Mobilization website

Anti-war and anti-police brutality activist Lennox Sweeney, aged 64, died on October 13th. He was a former Navy intelligence officer and a retired Stanford Linear Accelerator Center employee. A Community Memorial and Celebration of Life for Lennox Sweeney will be held at 2pm on Saturday, November 5th, 2005, at MACLA, 510 S. First St. (between William & Reed) in downtown San Jose. Organizers say, "Lennox was truly an individual and so his celebration will be a wonderful event." People are asked to bring photos, stories, and their full hearts. The memorial will include sharing, food, and poetry, followed by music from Annie & the Vets, Raging Grannies, and others- including rap and hip hop. His cousins will attend the event. Lennox's cremains will also be present.

Some of Lennox's friends will be attending one of Lennox's favorite Saturday activities- an anti-war picket at the corner of Winchester and Santa Clara at noon before the memorial.

Veterans and Associate Members of Veterans For Peace plan to don orange T-shirts and march in Lennox's name in the San Francisco Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, November 6th. The contingent aims to bring light to the humanitarian issue of the Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese civilians who are still dying from exposure to Agent Orange, and to demand justice for all Agent Orange Victims. VFP Chapter 69 will meet on 2nd between Folsom and Howard streets by 12:30 pm, and the parade will start marching at 1 pm at the intersection of Market and Second streets. The parade will proceed westward up Market street, take a slight right turn onto Grove Street past Civic Center Park, and turn right onto Polk Street in front of the reviewing stand facing City Hall. The parade ends at approximately 3pm at the far end of the reviewing stand at Polk and McAllister. After this solemn procession and educational effort, Veterans for Peace will go to join the Agent Orange Accountability demonstration, tabling outside the Green Festival. Non-veterans are invited to help with tabling.

Read more about Lennox Sweeney and anti-war protests in the South Bay on the South Bay Mobilization website

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