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For Immediate Release

Debra Reiger, Veterans for Peace, 916/698-8131 or 916/996-9170

Vets Ask President-Elect To Call For Cease-Fire in Iraq, Afghanistan


Area veterans will make a Veterans Day request Tuesday by
asking the country's new Commander-in-Chief and President-Elect Barack
Obama - and newly elected members of Congress - for an immediate cease-fire
and end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veterans for Peace will make the announcement at a news conference, and
rally, on Veterans Day, Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. at Arden Fair Mall (Arden &

"Memorials and parades are one thing, but war veterans know the best thing
you can do to support and protect troops is to bring them home safety,
especially from a war virtually everyone now admits was a mistake from the

"We want the new President and Congress to call for an immediate
cease-fire, and a plan to bring our comrades home now," said Veterans for

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using our experiences and lifting our voices. We inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. Our network is comprised of over 140 chapters worldwide whose work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and most significantly, working to end all wars.

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