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Sunday afternoon, June 27, 2004, an event entitled "Rise in Remembrance" was held in Laurelhurst park to honor the US soldiers killed in Iraq. The event culminated in the release of black balloons carrying a red tag for each US Soldier who died in Iraq.

Unfortunately the event was sparsely attended, but what it lacked in numbers it made up in heart and compassion. The deaths of these soldiers in the face of the lies and dissemulation which brought them to this fate is more than tragic, it is CRIMINAL. Those who love Democracy in this country are burdened, not only with an Administration seeking world Empire, but by a population apparantly asleep at the wheel, lulled into a numb state by a Corporate Media refusing to ask hard questions of government officials or challenge the growing Corporate influence upon every facet of our daily lives.

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