Americans in Oregon Will Come Together to Honor the Fallen and Demand an End to the War
A painful milestone has been reached: 1,000 American servicemen and servicewomen have been killed as a result of our nation’s attack on Iraq. Another 7,000 young Americans have been wounded, and as many as 13,000 Iraqis have died as a result of America’s war. Without a plan to bring our troops safely home, more young men and women will have their lives ended in this tragic folly.
TrueMajority members joined with millions of others last year in trying to prevent this unnecessary war. Now it’s time to honor the victims of this failed policy and draw attention to the futility of this war in an effort to hasten its end.
The Win Without War coalition that sponsored last year’s historic candlelight vigil is organizing another vigil to honor the war dead in commemoration of the 1,000th American casualty. The vigil will take place THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, at 8:00 PM.
Across our nation, people will come together in public parks, at the steps of city halls, outside places of worship and at countless other community places to express our sorrow and to demand that our government level with us about how this killing will stop.
To find an existing vigil in your community in OR , or to create a new one, go to http://action.moveon.org/vigil/ .
P.S. To learn more about
the fallen American soldiers, visit http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/list.php
Iraqi casualties, visit http://www.iraqbodycount.net/
Win Without War’s efforts to end this war, visit http://www.WinWithoutWarUS.org