Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: Wednesday, March 19th - Vigil for the five years we can't get back

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wednesday, March 19th - Vigil for the five years we can't get back

***Bumped up from Monday***

Per an email from MoveOn.org:

The war in Iraq has gone on for nearly five years. The unbearable costs at home and abroad keep mounting. It's clear that Americans are ready for a real change in direction.

On March 19th, tens of thousands of people across the country will gather to observe the fifth anniversary of the war with candlelight vigils. We'll commemorate the sacrifices too many families have made, and the billions of dollars wasted in Iraq that could have been better invested at home.

Join us at a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, March 19th. Honor the sacrifice. Change our priorities. Bring the troops home.

Click here to sign up for the Anchorage Vigil.

Anchorage Candle-light Vigil
Cafe Felix, Metro Mall,Benson Blvd.
530 E. Benson Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008, 5:00 PM

My daughter and I have RSVPed so we'll be there with bells on. It sounds like they'll have signs for folks to carry (weather permitting) over to the corner of Northern Lts. and Seward Hwy.

I'm the first to admit that I've been a little down on sign-waving protests. My reasons are because people seem to throw them together in such a way that 1) they lose their meaning and impact and 2) hardly anyone shows up.

This one is to commemorate a serious and solemn anniversary - five years of death and destruction at the hands of the Bush regime that even the Pentagon admits was based on lies.

I hope everyone can be there.


Blogger kodiakgriff said...

Just clicked into your blog. Goodstuf. I will admit that I do not agree with everything, but then again I do live on an island in Alaska. It is said that islanders have a different perspective.
The war in Iraq started on Jan. 17th 1991. That would be the Clinton era, by the way. It began as Desert Storm and we have maintained a military presence in Saudi and Kuwait ever since.
Also never doubt that every time you protest the war, you contradict the "I support the troops" mantra both sides of the fence like to chant. If you choose not believe that, fine; but ask any veteran of that war how they felt when they saw protests of any kind. Ask them if it made them feel supported or confused.
I warn you, only ask that question if you are only prepared for the truth.

3/23/2008 1:47 PM  

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