Warriors celebrating peace, not themselves
By Hattie Bernstein Globe Correspondent,November 4, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
In a voice that issues with a rat-a-tat-tat, Pat Scanlon, Vietnam veteran, war protester, songwriter, recycling guru, and registered nurse, makes his pitch for peace.
“In 2016, before the [election] primaries, there were more attacks on Muslims than ever,” he says, opening a 90-minute program that will nudge 30 Salem State University freshmen, including about a dozen young veterans, out of their comfort zone. “As veterans, we say this is not acceptable.”
Scanlon, a leader of the Smedley D. Butler Brigade chapter of Veterans For Peace, named for a decorated World War I Marine general who became an outspoken critic of war, is here to show a film and discuss a book, both about today’s escalating hostility toward Muslim Americans.
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