Monday, September 24, 2007
Proclaming Peace and an End to War
We've been very busy the past few days...
The Women in Black stood out in their usual spot last Friday, but there was something special about this Friday. It was the International Day of Peace. Councilwoman, Robin Cape, stood with the women. At the end of the hour of silence, by official proclamation, it was declared that September 21st would officially be the International Day of Peace in Asheville. I will post a video of the reading of the proclamation soon.
Another event in Johnson City, TN was on Saturday. It was an 'End the War March and Rally'. About 250 people attended. According to reports, it was the biggest such event since the Vietnam War. It was sponsored by Democracy Now! Tri-Cities. The speakers were eloquent and invigorating. Among the speakers was Jason Hurd, a local Iraq war vet and outspoken opponent of the war. An opposition group rode their motorcycles back and forth while we marched our mile to the East Tennessee State University.
Check out the giant Bush puppet. It was GREAT! All these pictures were either taken by me or my husband. One picture paints a beautiful and political picture: "Join us on the left to end the war". It is kind of a call out for people to join the peace movement.
This video shows the beginning of the march.
I have heard it said that the anti-war movement is in it's infancy. I hope it grows up soon...