On Thursday, January 20, soon after George Bush was inaugurated in Washington D.C. citizens of the town of Twisp in North Central Washington gathered to mourn the dead U.S. solders and Iraqi's by erecting a ceremonial grave yard in the town commons. Crosses and Crescents were set up and pictures of dead and maimed U.S. troops and Iraqi citizens were pinned to the wooden grave markers.
A variety of sentiments were shared at the somber creation of the cemetery including sorrow over needless loss of life and anger with the government that has forced this violence upon the world.
After a brief interchange between citizens and one of the town's two police officers, the activity was allowed to continue unhindered. The cemetery will be up for 24 hours for all interested to view and pay their respects