Questions from the Journey: A Fallen Marine Parents’ Quest
CLEVELAND: Dr. Paul E. Schroeder, co-founder of Families of the Fallen for Change, will provide an inside look at moving from quiet support for a son in Iraq to political activism after his death at noon on Wednesday, August 2, 2006, at The City Club of Cleveland.
Schroeder and his wife, Rosemary Palmer, founded Families of the Fallen for Change, a non-partisan organization, after the death of their son Marine LCPL Edward “Augie” Schroeder on August 3, 2005. Since its launch in November, the organization has grown to 1,200 members from 47 states.
In the debate on Iraq, the organization takes a middle ground between continuing the current Administration’s policies and immediate withdrawal. Schroeder will discuss the organization’s position, its proposal for a step-by-step withdrawal of American forces from Iraq in exchange for concomitant reduction in violence, and its efforts to gain Congressional support.
Schroeder is managing director of East-West Trade Development, Ltd., a Cleveland international trade and consulting firm. He holds a doctorate in Chinese politics and international relations from The Ohio State University.
Tickets for this City Club Special Program are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.