Today in 1971: Fifteen members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War take over the Statue of Liberty and barricade themselves inside for 42 hours.
Calling themselves Operation Peace-on-Earth, they fly the U.S. flag upside-down from the statue’s torch and issue statements regarding their war for all those oppressed in the United States.
Under a federal judge’s orders, they will leave the statue on December 28th. They clean up their trash and put five dollars in an envelope in the lunchroom to pay for the coffee and sugar they used.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is the Madison Socrates Cafe, a philosophy dialogue group, with the topic “Religion in the Public Square?” Newcomers should arrive 15 minutes early. This group meets every Thursday. This is tonight at 7pm at Fair Trade Coffee House, 418 State Street. For more info, call Richard at 608-257-8869 or email email@example.com
Saturday, the Madison Marimba Quartet presents a free concert titled “Our Gift To You.” This is Saturday at 1pm at Mills Concert Hall, 455 North Park Street. More info at mmqccb.org.
This coming Sunday is an Ice Age Trail Work Day. This will be a brush clearing – restoration at Valley View Preserve in Middleton. Meet at the end of the driveway at 3254 Timber Lane in the Town of Middleton. This is Sunday at 9am. For more info, call Tom at 608-843-8053, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit iceagetrail.org.