Wednesday evening at 6:30, people began to gather in front of the bank here in Point Reyes, with their candles, signs & banners, and hopes for peace. We have a loyal group that has been out here many times expressing the views of the majority of West Marin citizens about the war in Iraq and about this administration. This time marked the 5 YEAR anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. 5 YEARS! Hard to believe. And 9/11 was in 2001--that was 7 years ago. And what have we accomplished? Many deaths, much destruction, and many lives destroyed. Saddam Hussein ousted, but still no stability in the government of Iraq. And what about Afghanistan, terrorism and Osama Bin Laden? Not much progress I'm afraid.
But there was a good turnout for our vigil--we had several speakers and people took turns reading letters of service people's experiences. It felt good to be a part of it, felt good to be doing something. I had signed up with Moveon.org and volunteered to take pictures to send to them and the local papers.
And Joey participated as the Peace Dog.