I just got back from the Funeral-March ceremony held in downtown Bend. It was sunny and warm here. About 150 people total showed up for the event.
We gathered at the bottom of the hill at one end of Minnesota Avenue, below where St. Charles hospital used to be, across from the old firehouse.
There was a coffin draped with the American flag . There were some signs in the shapes of headstone with phrases written on them, ("Religious Freedom", "Ethics") Things that the neo-con artists have no clue about. While the crowd was gathering, a group of young mend drove by in cars with pro Bush signs, (one of the vehicles was an SUV), clenching their fists in the air, somebody made a joke that it was a "drive by" there were some brief announcements at the beginning of the march, and then we proceed down Minnesota Avenue.
There were a number of good speakers and performers. One of the performers sang about how putting a flag bumper sticker on your car won't get you into heaven anymore because it's overcrowded from victims of George's dirty little war. One speaker quoted from Roosevelt. There were several other speakers.
There were several counter protesters along the route, but for the most part it was a quiet, dignified march. One of the counter-protesters said that we were jelous because his side won the election. I turned to him, and pointed out that GWB had cheated his way into office twice, and hadn't won either election fairly.
I'm going to post some pictures of today's events in Bend. I hope everyone had a good day themselves.