US Veterans Return War Medals of Iraq and Afghanistan

Subject: FW: "No NATO, No War": U.S. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
Return War Medals at NATO Summit - May 21, 2012

Democracy Now! broadcasts from Chicago, site of the largest NATO
summit in the organization’s six-decade history. On Sunday, May 20,
2012, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as members of
Afghans For Peace, led a peace march of thousands of people.
Iraq Veterans Against the War held a ceremony where nearly 50 veterans
discarded their war medals by hurling them down the street in the
direction of the NATO summit. We hear the soldiers’ voices as they
return their medals one by one from the stage. “I am giving back my
global war on terror service medal in solidarity with the people of
Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Jason Heard, a former combat medic who
spent 10 years in the U.S. Army. “I am deeply sorry for the
destruction that we have caused in these countries and around the