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VIDEO: Mothers Day "Silent Peace Vigil" in Portland

"We will not be silent"

A short vigil outside a Portland Garden in solidarity and Love with those who have died in Iraq & Afghanistan. A mothers call for love and patience
Mothers Day Silent Peace vigil 5.10.09 Portland Oregon
Mothers Day Silent Peace vigil 5.10.09 Portland Oregon
We Will Not Be Silent - Portland Vigil for Peace in Iraq & Afghanistan 2009
We Will Not Be Silent - Portland Vigil for Peace in Iraq & Afghanistan 2009
Mothers Day 5.10.2009 Rhododendron Garden Vigil
Mothers Day 5.10.2009 Rhododendron Garden Vigil
5.10.09
MOTHERS DAY SILENT PEACE VIGIL -
"We will not be silent"
On Mothers Day a 30 minute Silent Vigil was happening in Portland Oregon ...on the sidewalk, outside the Rhododendron Gardens

The music was edited in latter and was sung by "A Suspended Mind"
This Silent Vigil was organized by "Code Pink" and local peace activists and organizations around the world.

Here is the video link from the vigil:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QjPmSaeM6o

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INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

This is a silent vigil, from start to finish.

Please dress in black.

We will be wearing, on a string around the neck, or holding in our hands, a photo of somebody who died in the war in Iraq or Afghanistan. (Hint: The string is easier to manage.) We would like to keep this specific to Iraq and Afghanistan so only photos from there are appropriate for this action.

If you don't have such a photo to wear--not to worry, there will be some extras. In that case, go to the front of the line (the end nearest the garden entrance), take a photo from the black bag, and put it around your neck.

At 1 PM Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation will be read. At the end of the reading we will all walk away. Once we are out of range then we can chat.


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To read the Proclamation click here:
 http://www.codepink4peace.org/article.php?id=217

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