Author Archives: Helen McLean

Honoring John W. Jones – American Hero – Elmira, NY

The public was invited to attend a program celebrating the life and legacy of John W. Jones at his grave in Elmira’s Woodlawn Cemetery on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 11:30 AM. The program featured spirituals sung by The Dorothy … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day

On Saturday May 7th we celebrated the original Mothers’ Day with a reading of Julia Ward Howe’s proclamation by Judy McMahon. We met at the Children’s Peace Garden in Otsiningo Park. Ed Nizalowski played a flute transcription of “Spring” from … Continue reading

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U.S. Leaders Claim to Care About Ukrainians, But Will They Step Up and Make the Compromises Necessary to End the War?

Will these weapons actually end the war by contributing to the defeat of the Russians, or will they prolong it and deepen the suffering of the Ukrainians? Continue reading

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Tree Planting Memorial

On a beautiful Fall day, members of our local VFP planted trees in the memory of Dick McLean, George Haeseler and Arvid Antonson. These trees are planted in Floyd West Park at the intersection of Chapman and Court Streets in … Continue reading

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We’re Number 88! We’re Number 88! US Ranked Low on Global Peace Index

2012 Global Peace Index shows slightly more peaceful world from 2009 – Common Dreams staff The just released 2012 Global Peace Index (GPI) from the Institute for Economics and Peace shows that the world has become slightly more peaceful over … Continue reading

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United States Values Profit Over Peace

Letter to the Editor, May 24, 2010, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin By George Damasevitz As we observe yet another Memorial Day, we are saddened to have added the names of over 400 more Americans to the list of those sacrificed … Continue reading

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