2000th Soldier Memorial Houston - Opening Ceremony

Oct 29 2005 - 6:00pm
Oct 29 2005 - 7:00pm

Event Description:

You are invited to participate in a week-long memorial to the 2000th US military casualty of the Iraq war, in the Heights in Houston.  It will begin the Saturday after the announced 2000th US casualty of the Iraq war, with a ceremony each evening sponsored by a different group, and ending the following Saturday (one week later) with a larger ceremony.

American flags and about 170 Texas flags will be installed in the esplanade of Heights Boulevard between 10th and 11th Street followed by an evening ceremony.

Each of the following evenings there will be a ceremony held by co-sponsoring groups, during which additional flags will be planted, if necessary.

Schedule of events:

  • Oct. 29 Sat. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Opening Ceremony
  • Oct. 30 Sun. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by North Houston Peace Group
  • Oct. 31 Mon. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by Progressive Populist Caucus
  • Nov. 1 Tues. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by Veterans for Peace
  • Nov. 2 Wed. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by the Progressive Action Alliance and the Dept. of Peace group -
    PAA & the Department of Peace group are planning a candlelight vigil, with remarks by Gold Star mom Amy Brenham whose son was killed in Iraq last year, followed by a walking meditation.
  • Nov. 3 Thur. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by CodePink
  • Nov. 4 Fri. 6 to 6:30 p.m. sunset memorial hosted by 1st Unitarian Universalists
  • Nov. 5 Sat. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closing Ceremony

The lead sponsor is the OilPatch Democrats, an organization which promotes a rational energy policy...based on American ingenuity and hardwork and not the threat of preemptive war, and we thank Jim Rine and others in that group for coordinating this.

Cosponsoring organizations (with the list growing) are:

  • CodePink
  • Democracy For Houston
  • 1st Unitarian Universalists
  • Greater Heights Democrats
  • Harris County Young Democrats
  • Harris County Green Party
  • Kingwood Democrats
  • KPFT
  • Military Families Speak Out
  • Progressive Action Alliance (PAA)
  • Progressive Populist Caucus (PPC)
  • ROADwomen (River Oaks Area Democrat Women)
  • San Jacinto Democratic Veterans Brigade
  • Veterans for Peace

For more details and updates, or if you know of another group which would like to be a co-sponsor, see http://oilpatchdemocrats.blogspot.com/ and/or contact Jim Rine at

or 281-414-1386.

Event Sponsor:
Oil Patch Democrats

Event Contact Name:
Jim Rine

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