It was hot and sunny in Olympia but people gathered to show their support for Lt. Watada and the other soldiers who are refusing to fight in Iraq. Mr. and Mrs. Watada were there to support their son's courageous act. Other parents and family members are supporting their sons and daughters who also refusing to take part in this illegal war. Courage and patriotism take many forms, including acts of conscience. There comes a point when silence is no longer an acceptable option but their decision to refuse to fight in Iraq cannot have been easy. I hope that we find ways to support the sacrifices they, and their families, are making. Showing up at the Tuesday rally is the least we can do:
Details: June 27th from 4-6 p.m. at Fort Lewis. This is on exit 119 on I-5, about 15 miles north of Olympia.
See you there!