Our mission is to be responsive community leaders centered on learning, educating
and facilitating the practices
and principles of non-violence in our world. We encourage the empowerment of an
active citizenry and support a United States Department of Peace, a Youth Promise Act and violence prevention.
Arlington Michigan at Larry Nehasil Park on Memorial Day
at Larry Nehasil Park
on Memorial Day
How will you observe Memorial Day 2012?
Ninety nine percent of American families spend Memorial Day
getting together and having a barbeque or picnic. Thinking of the warm summer days ahead with
anticipation of vacations, walks on the beach, bonfires and concerts under the
stars, makes Memorial Day the kickoff of good times ahead.
One percent of American families understand the meaning of
Memorial Day. They are the families with
members who have volunteered to serve our country in the most unselfish way in
our military. Let’s support them this
Michigan citizens have the
opportunity to join with military families and visit the Arlington Michigan
display to observe Memorial Day in a special way. The Citizens for Peace is sponsoring the
Veterans for Peace display comprised of symbolic markers, with the name, rank,
age and photo of each fallen Michigan
military man or woman who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country.
Created by the Michigan “Veterans for Peace” several years ago, Arlington Michigan was in
Livonia for the
first time last year on Memorial Day.
People came by all day and reflected on the cost of war. One of the visitors was a Lathrup Village
police officer and his wife. They stopped by to find the cross of Sergeant
First Class, Matthew Lee Hilton, a Livonia
resident. He was killed in action at age
37, in Afghanistan
June 26, 2008. He was an Army National
Guard Soldier from Selfridge; and was a Lathrup Village
Last year the Civic
was renamed to honor Livonia
police officer Larry Nehasil, who was killed on duty, on January 17, 2011. This
year there will be chairs for visitors to sit and reflect on love, service,
courage, war and peace. Everyone is
invited to stop by and consider the cost of violence, whether in war, or on the
streets in our country.
Volunteers from Veterans for Peace and Citizens for Peace
will be at the Larry
from 9 am. to 6 pm. Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th. The park is located at 33223 Five Mile Rd. on the South side of Five Mile Rd., East
For further information contact Colleen Mills at
734-425-0079 or Steve Saelzer at 734-674-0688.
(The photo shows the Citizens for Peace and Veterans for Peace members holding the banner at the 2011 Arlington Michigan.)