Feb 14, 2012 No More Wars, No More Wounded: Valentine’s Day Demonstration at the VA Hospital
Oct 15, 2011 Death, Destruction and Debt. Grannies vigil on Henry Johnson Bridge with coffin and large $1.25 trillion Debt Box to protest the cost of the Afghan War at end of its 10th year, before joining in multi-group anniversary commemoration.
May 7, 2011 Bring Our Troops & War Dollars Home. Bearing a coffin and dressed in black, Grannies march through the Tulip Festival, grieving with the mothers and grandmothers of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Gaza who have lost children to warfare.
March 17, 2011 Grannies delegation to Senator Schumer’s office to demand cuts in the military budget, withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and opposition to drone warfare.
Feb 14, 2011 Grannies march through Colonie Center shopping mall singing peace songs and vigil outside calling for an end to funding for Afghan War.
October 16, 2010 Nine Years is Enough – End Afghan War Now. Afghan war anniversary
May 8, 2010 War Breaks Grannies’ Hearts vigil and singing at Tulip Festival on Mother’s Day Weekend.
February 14, 2010 War Breaks Grannies Hearts Fifth Annual Valentine’s Day Demonstration in front of Colonie Center, following march through the shopping mall singing Give Peace a Chance.
May 9, 2009 Diplomacy – Not Bombs! Mother’s Day Tulip Festival Vigil
April 2009: Community & Campus Speaking Visit of Joan Wile and Barbara Walker from Grandmothers Against the War in NYC.
February 2009 Civilian Deaths Break Our Hearts: Valentine’s Day Vigil on Western Avenue.
May 9, 2008 Grannies Cook Peace Soup at Tulip Festival on Mother’s Day Weekend, with ingredients – diplomacy, development and disarmament.
Feb 2007 Reverse the Surge: Grannies Recruit for Peace. Grannies try to talk to military recruiters at Colonie Center about the need for peace-making recruits and vigil outside.
Jan 18, 2007: 100 Grannies Visit 100 Senators: Linking with sister grannies across the country to lobby Senators, visit offices of Senators Schumer and Clinton to demand a repeal of the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act, the closing of Guantanamo, and funds for true reconstruction in Iraq – with a well attended media conference afterwards.
Feb 14, 2006 Take Us Instead! Valentine’s Day Demonstration. The first Grannies for Peace action – at the Colonie Center military recruiting office. See Metroland story on the event.