Vigil at Bangor Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr January 15, 2021 at 1:00pm - 4pm Pacific Time (US & Canada) Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action 16159 Clear Creek Rd NW Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States Contact person: Leonard Eiger
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action will host a (physical) vigil at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King took a strong stand against nuclear weapons and war, and their threat to humanity:
I definitely feel that the development and use of nuclear weapons should be banned. It cannot be disputed that a full-scale nuclear war would be utterly catastrophic. Hundreds and millions of people would be killed outright by the blast and heat, and by the ionizing radiation produced at the instant of the explosion . . . Even countries not directly hit by bombs would suffer through global fall-outs. All of this leads me to say that the principal objective of all nations must be the total abolition of war. War must be finally eliminated or the whole of mankind will be plunged into the abyss of annihilation.
Bangor is home to the U.S. Navy's ballistic missile submarine fleet and also the largest operational concentration of nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal.
Bannering with Ground Zero in Seattle and Kitsap
Friday, January 22, 2021
Bannering in Seattle
Ground Zero members will be present on the Interstate 5 overpass at NE 145th Street beginning at 10:00AM displaying one or more banners recognizing the entry into force of the Ban Treaty.
Contact Rodney Brunelle at [email protected] or 425-485-7030.
Bannering in Kitsap County
Ground Zero members will banner at 10:30am on the Sherman Hill overpass in Poulsbo facing north to catch the traffic headed to Silverdale on Highway 3.
At 2:30pm we will banner on the Loxie Egans overpass in Bremerton facing north to catch the shift change traffic headed to Tacoma on Highway 3.
Contact Mary Gleysteen at 360-265-1589 or [email protected]
Further information on this or other events at www.gzcenter.org
Signs and banners will be supplied; bring your nonviolent spirit and FACE MASK. We will be following best COVID-prevention practices, including face masks, hand-washing and social-distancing.