Friday, November 30, 2007

12,000 Flags for 12,000 Patriots

Don't forget about the Big Event today and this weekend! I plan on being there tomorrow.

Servicemembers United (formerly Call to Duty) is partnering with the Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and the Liberty Education Forum for a three-day tribute on the National Mall to honor the 12,000 Americans who have been discharged under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law since its inception.

One American flag will be placed on the Mall for each discharged service member, which will serve as the backdrop for a series of events honoring their service, their sacrifice, and their fight to serve with dignity.

12,000 Flags for 12,000 Patriots DisplayFriday November 30 - Sunday December 2, 2007
The National Mall, between 7th and 14th Streets

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Community Happy Hour (w/ light appetizers)
Friday November 30 at 6 pm
Bar Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Community Conference
Saturday December 1 at 9 am
HRC's Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC

Army-Navy Game Football Party
Saturday December 1 at 12 pm
Nellie's Sportsbar, 900 U Street NW, Washington DC

Military Chaplains' Prayer Service
Sunday December 2 at 11 am
National Mall

Please feel free to direct any other questions you may have about any of these events to info@servicemembersunited.org. We hope you will join us and our partner organizations in celebrating the service of LGBT Americans and in calling for the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

2 comments:

NaturallyGay said...

I didn't know about this event until after the fact. I wish it had received more press. I hope they plan to do this every year until DADT is repealed.

John said...

From what I understand, they plan on making this an annual event until DADT is gone.