LOCAL News :: Peace & War
Two Thousand Too Many
"Not one more death, not one more dollar for war!"
from United for Peace and Justice
WHAT: Public Candlelight Vigil & March
WHERE: Town Clock Park, Santa Cruz
WHEN: 7:00 PM on the evening after the 2,000th soldier falls
Join concerned citizens in cities across the US in a public candlelight vigil to mark the loss of the 2,000th US soldier in Iraq. Two thousand is too many, and we call upon the Bush Administration and all our elected officials to pull our men and women immediately out of this needless war. We call for an end to all death and injury, American and Iraqi alike. We call for an end to the occupation now! And we call for a return of the resources of Iraq to the Iraqi people.
On the evening after the 2,000th death, come together at 7:00 PM at the Town Clock Park in the city of Santa Cruz (at the corner of Mission/Water Streets and Pacific Ave). Bring candles to hold shielded from the wind - and bring flowers, ribbons, shells, feathers, photos, poems, votive candles, and.... to create an altar in honor and in memory of those slain and injured. If you can, wear Black or White.
After the vigil we will march in a "trail of tears" down Pacific Avenue and up to Mission Park (by Holy Cross Church), the site of the original occupation and genocide on the land that we, here in Santa Cruz County, now inhabit, a thread that pervades our nation and lives on exponentially into Afghanistan and Iraq.
We all hope that somehow the 2,000th death will not happen, but sadly assume that it will. Let us be there - for those fallen, for those left behind, and for those who need our protection now from any further death and destruction.
Peace, now and always