Candlelight Vigil at Green Lake
3000 American troops is too many. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis is too many. Please join us for a candlelight vigil on the south shore of Green Lake on the day after the 3000th US fatality in Iraq. As of Dec. 29th, 2993 American troops had died. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the exact date.
Sponsored by Peace Action of WA, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace, American Friends Service Committee.
The war drags on, though the public has solidly turned against it. Only 11% of Americans support any increase in troop strength. Weather and smog have faded the "Support the Troops" ribbons, and even a dead Republican ex-President has distanced himself from the Bush Administration.
The Peace Movement should do better. In a society as violent as ours, a quiet majority is not enough to end a war that still makes a lot of corporations rich. We need to stand up to show our respect for the 3000 Americans who have died in their service to America and to the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have died at the hands of politicians who love ideology more than humanity. Peace is never passive. It requires unrelenting pressure, unendingly applied.