Veterans, military families, and residents from around the area will gather Wednesday at the Teaneck National Guard Armory to hold a vigil marking the 12th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
The Teaneck Peace Vigil, which holds rallies outside the armory every Wednesday, said the event will include a press conference to call for the removal of all American troops and contractors from Afghanistan this year. The group also wants war funding to go toward domestic causes.
The peace vigil is scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Teaneck Road and Liberty Road.
American forces began a campaign against the Taliban-led government and al-Qaeda forces Oct. 7, 2001.
President Obama told the Associated Press combat operations would be completed by the end of 2014, but it is possible some troops would stay to train Afghan forces.
According to icasualties.org, 2285 American troops have been killed in Afghanistan.