The Vancouver Peace Camp was a #1 hit today! Those signing the notebook in totaled 70 people. State Rep. Jim Moeller, Rep. Craig Pridemore and Pat Campbell (Dem primary winner) came by and signed for visibility with us. The rain held off, but we had to deal with moderate wind gusts so we secured things down with string, tape, and sign prongs. Edie and Gary brought the coffin, placed under a canopy. It had an American flag on it, and flowers in vases adorned its base. Den and Genny read Iraq and American war death names and the CD player blasted out songs, such as a favorite, "Last night I had the strangest dream....we put an end to war." Some of us waved and danced to the tunes.
We had water, pizza, and cookies. It was a communal effort, everyone brought what they could. (I'm sorry I didn't get coffee planned.) The Raging Grannies, the great women's anti war group, entertained.
We walked to Baird, Murray and Cantwell offices and delivered postcards and letters in support of the Declaration of Peace. Kelly Love of Baird's office, gave us a 6-page copy of Baird's response. (I have not read it yet.)
The day exceeded my wildest hopes for peace. I am sooo proud Vancouver did its part as one of hundreds of actions around the country today. I'm flying high, but my feet (with arthritis) are not.
Happy peace day, everyone! genny k.