FLVCS Tom Paine Birthday Party
|Date:||Saturday, June 11, 2022|
|Address:||525 Kumquat Court|
Saturday, June 11, 5:30-8:30pm
Tickets: $25 includes Mexican Food buffet
The Florida Veterans for Common Sense celebrates the legacy of patriot and Founding Father Thomas Paine with a Birthday Party celebrating his memory. Their guest speaker will be peace activist Matthew Hoh. He will also be this year’s recipient of the annual Thomas Paine Award. (Learn more about Hoh below).
A social hour will start at 5:30pm, followed by the program at 7pm.
Matthew Hoh is an activist for peace who spent ten years in the service of the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan. He served in Iraq as a Department of Defense civilian and subsequently as a US Marine officer. He then served in Afghanistan with the US Department of State as a Political Officer in the
Foreign Service and as the senior civilian representative for the U.S Government in Zabul Province. He resigned from the Foreign Service in 2009 in protest over America’s seemingly endless involvement in war. Since 2009, he has fought not only against the war machine but against the systemic political and financial rot that underlies the process of war. In 2010, Hoh was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling. Matthew Hoh is currently living in North Carolina and is running for the U.S. Senate as a candidate from the Green Party.