Olympia FOR warmly invites the public to participate in Olympia’s 42nd Annual Holiday Peace Vigil.
The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) sponsors this annual peace vigil, which has become a beloved Olympia tradition.
We welcome children!
The Olympia FOR provides signs, and participants may bring their own.
The Artesian Rumble Arkestra will perform.
We invite everyone to enjoy free hot soup and light refreshments nearby after the vigil.
“During this holiday season of joy and good will, let us set aside all violence and militarism, which are the opposites of joy and good will,” said Glen Anderson, vigil organizer. “The vigil gives participants and passersby an opportunity to pause and consider choosing peace instead of violence. Peace is so much more consistent with the holiday spirit.”
The vigil is free, but the Olympia FOR will gratefully accept donations to support its persistent work for nonviolence, social justice and peace.
The vigil is sponsored by the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). The Olympia FOR has worked nonviolently since 1976 on a variety of peace and social justice issues. It is the local affiliate of a very broadly interfaith, international pacifist organization founded in 1914.
The Olympia FOR also sponsors a weekly peace vigil in Sylvester Park at the corner of Legion and Capitol Way, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday since March 5, 1980, and another vigil at the south end of Percival Landing from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. every Friday since November 1998.
Download the event flyer here. (PDF format)