It was not a day to celebrate, though the human spirit rose up and found reason for joy and faith in some future release from the failure of war.
It was not a happy event, though there were smiling faces, dancing children and boisterous camaraderie.
It was not an event to curse the soldier, but to abhor the war, and support the humanity living and dying on both sides.
And it was a day to criticize, condemn and vilify an Administration sworn to continue this War, in the face of all common sense and unpopular opinion.
Music, signs, theater and chanting abounds, transcending the tragedy of the daily death of innocents and the slow evisceration of what America once stood for, and against.
Let Peace Prevail, RealPlayer