May 20, 2010

Veterans for Peace says Wisconsin PTV outreach "militaristic"

A veterans' group is complaining that Wisconsin Public Television's LZ Lambeau outreach event this weekend "has become a pro-war exhibition aimed at getting kids into the military," writes the Green Bay Press Gazette. Veterans for Peace will conduct its own workshops and discussions on recruiting, combat stress and ongoing international conflicts as the massive event takes place in Lambeau Field (Current, July 6, 2009). WPT envisions the weekend as a tribute to Vietnam-era veterans who never received a proper welcome home. But the Veterans for Peace website calls the happening "a militaristic fair." LZ Lambeau Project Manager Don Jones told the Press Gazette he welcomes Veterans for Peace participation, and there will be space at Lambeau Field for all veterans' groups to distribute literature.

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