We returned to the Wellington Railway Station subway for the first time in six months. November 11 is not just another 11th day of the month. In this part of the world it is Remembrance Day a.k.a. Poppy Day, a.k.a. Armistice Day, the armistice being the end of WW 1. In the USA, it is Veterans Day. We did see several red poppies on lapels today. Unfortunately, most of the poppy wearers chose not to accept our offer of free DVDs, cognitive dissonance being particularly strong in the supporters of the military.
Our DVD for the day was our current favourite, Experts Speak Out. Thanks to Jade and Mike, we had 300 disks, and distributed all but about 10 of them. We pressed hard to give them all away, but we were engaged in several conversations, which is (almost!) always a good thing, so time ran out to have a clean slate. There were four of us there most of the time, providing good coverage for the various entries and exits.
As usual, we talked with several people who were familiar with 9/11, but there are always a few astonished people who are eager to learn more about it. We had our AE911Truth banner and Mike’s provocative signs placed along two of the pathways. Often people will refuse a DVD before they have seen the signs, but then accept one after they have seen them. We did succeed in giving truth parcels to three uniformed military personnel, which is always a pleasant surprise.
We are considering revisiting the VUW campus with the excellent new DVD, 9/11 in the Academic Community. Please let us know if you would like to join us next time, or if you would like to receive a DVD from us.