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Thank You Lt. Watada!

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. [ read more ]

related: Call-Out in Vancouver For Benderman/Watada | Stand for Lt Watada today, Hawthorne Bridge | AUDIO FILE: Local Interview With Lt. Ehren Watada | Thank You, Lt. Watada! | Lt Watada refuses order, restricted to base | National Day of Action June 27: Stand up with Lt. Watada | Road Trip to Ft. Lewis to Support Lt. Watada

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