"As a 9/11 First Responder, I am all too familiar with the 9/11 atrocities and how they have been used and abused. Right now, the 9/11 First Responders are fighting to make sure the sequester doesn't affect monies from the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, an Act we spent years fighting for. I wholeheartedly support Tour de Peace, and I want these wars to end." - Reggie Cervantes, 9/11 WTC Survivor Rescue Worker
"Let us join together as a coherent force for peace. Let us tap the great yearning for peace in the hearts of people in this country and throughout the world . None of the wars perpetrated or covertly supported by U.S. leaders is really 'humanitarian' in intent or impact. Instead of inciting fear among the American populace, let us cry out strong and clear for peace. Let us remind our compatriots that there is strength and security in peace, and unending threat and destruction in military aggrandizement. With peace our friends and allies are many. With the continual practice of militaristic belligerency and violence, we become the most hated nation on earth. With peace we strengthen our democracy. With war we impoverish our republic. A war is something we never really win. Peace---if pursued with sincerity and determination---is something that we would never really lose." - Dr. Michael Parenti, Author and Lecturer, March 2013
"I served in Iraq from 2007-2008. As a Mental Health Specialist, I saw the terrible toll that war took on our soldiers. I returned home to a dismal economy despite that fact that our government continues to waste billions of dollars on a war that was based on a series of lies. These are just a couple of the reasons that I support the Tour de Peace. I think no good can come from war and I support those who would attempt to end the suffering and the killing, the wasteful behavior, and the corruption that inevitably result from it." - Specialist Crystal Davis, Army
"Any event or title with" Peace" in it, well then, I am a supporter and believer." - John Feal, 9/11 Responder & Advocate
Many thanks to Reggie, Dr. Parenti, Crystal, and John.
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