Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Vigil tonight

Originally uploaded by Ravenmn.
I'll be attending a vigil tonight in support of Cindy Sheehan, the Gold Star mother who is camping out in Texas hoping to talk with Pres. G.W. about the war in Iraq.

On the Meet with Cindy website, there is a sign you can download that says "American Stands With Cindy." I altered that sign somewhat here. I took out the small flag so all the anarchists won't compromise their principles by supporting a state apparatus. I took out "America", since we don't claim to speak for everyone -- that's what "the Bushies" are always claiming to do.

So if this particular sign fits your way of looking at the world, help yourself and pass it on.

Tonight's vigil information copied from the WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) website:

Candlelight Vigil
7:30 pm
Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River

Please bring a candle or lantern. Keep in mind that it may be windy.

Cindy Sheehan, mother of Army Specialist Casey Sheehan who was killed in Iraq, continues her vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. She was recently joined by more moms who lost a child in Iraq and other military families. Meanwhile President Bush continues his five-week vacation and pledged Thursday to keep U.S. troops in Iraq meaning more moms will lose a child.

Cindy has asked supporters to start candlelight vigils in their communities to support her and call for an end to the war. So, MoveOn and True Majority, together with WAMM and Veterans for Peace in the Twin Cities, are teaming up to host Vigils for Cindy Sheehan on Wednesday, August 17th, to show our solidarity with Cindy.

Our vigils will be simple and dignified. Together, we'll acknowledge the sacrifices made by Cindy Sheehan, her son, Casey and the more than 1,800 brave American men and women who have given their lives in Iraq and their moms and families.