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Mar 20, 2008

Iraq Fifth Anniversary -- Chapel Hill Vigil

At 7, people stood in small circles to read letters written by vets and their families.

Later, folks gathered on the steps for a group photo:

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Note the "Christ of Baghdad" at right, below.  At the bottom of the sign, "God has laid upon him the violence of us all -- the prophet Isaiah".

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Said one vigil keeper:  "I remember being here five years ago, thinking, 'maybe we can stop this before it starts....'"

Photos from the Durham vigil here at The Durham Bullpen - Tonight, we remembered.  So many lost.

 

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Comments

Thanks for putting up the pictures, Archer Pelican. I'm not sure of the age group of the crowd in Chapel Hill, but a big percentage of the people in Durham were made up of folks that were probably doing the same thing 40 years ago against the Viet Nam war.
Where are the young people?

Posted by: Jack | Mar 20, 2008 8:35:58 AM

So thankful for the people who showed up both in Chapel Hill and Durham. Thanks for the pictures from Chapel Hill.

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace. -- John Lennon


Posted by: Durham Bull Pen | Mar 20, 2008 11:00:51 AM