>Subj: A National Hero Turns 70 - Wish Him Well
>Announcing the "Wish Daniel Ellsberg a Happy 70th Birthday"
>On April 7th, 2001, Daniel
>Ellsberg will celebrate his 70th birthday. Through his copying and
>release of the government study that came to be known as the
>Pentagon Papers, and through his subsequent role as a
>prominent analyst and critic of U.S. foreign policy and a leader in
>numerous actions, demonstrations, and movements against war and for
>peace, he has been an inspiration to countless people around the world.
>He has also been a wonderful friend to hundreds of people over the
>years.Agroup of his family and friends decided the best present we could
>give Daniel for his 70th (which, fortunately, finds him in great health,
>furiously on a political memoir) would be to enable all those people
>around the world whom his life and example have touched to let him know,
>on his birthday, what he has meant to them. So, please join us in
>thanking Daniel for all he has given us, and in wishing him an eighth
>decade and beyond full of health and happiness.
>In an email message sent to me, his son Michael firstname.lastname@example.org
>please craft a birthday message for Dan. It can anything from a quick
>thank-you note to a letter, a story, anecdote, or an essay. If you have
>worked with him in the antiwar, peace, or antinuclear movements, he will
>especially appreciate any amusing or touching stories from these
>experiences. Use as much or as little space as you like.
>Please include your name, your email address, and where you are writing from.
>We will try to have your contribution up on the site by the next day. (Check
>back frequently to see all the new submissions.) Your name and location will
>be published below your message. (Your email address will not be published.)
>7th, we will unveil the website to Daniel. We will also present him with
>the full email list so he can write a thank-you letter to all who contributed
>(as a group, of course!) Your email will not be used for any other purpose,
>nor will any other person or group be allowed access to it.
>2. Please help us publicize this site!!! Please forward this email to anyone
>you know who might be interested in participating. (To avoid hundreds of >>>
>forward signs as
>it gets circulated, please cut and paste the entire body of this text
>into a new email message addressed to your friends and associates, rather
>than simply pressing the "forward" button.) If you are a member of any
>online or offline community or organization whose members might want to
>wish Dan a happy 70th (peace groups, activist organizations, related
>websites, online bulletin boards, discussion groups, email listservs),
>let your fellow members know as well through posts and emails. And of
>course, if you know Dan personally or have been in contact with him
>recently, let's keep this a surprise!!!
>So, without further ado, let's
>wish Daniel a Happy 70th Birthday!!!
>If you have any questions,comments, or suggestions about the site, please
>contact me at email@example.com
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