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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Vigil for our honored dead

What: Vigil at Representative Capito's office

Why: Horribly, The total number of American military personnel killed in the war in Iraq has now reached 2000.

The purpose of the vigil is to call upon Congresswoman Capito - who voted to give President Bush the power to go to war - to support a Congressional effort to bring our troops home, close U.S. bases in Iraq, and instead fund the human needs laid bare by Hurricane Katrina.

We will commemorate the lost lives of 14 West Virginia and 2,000 US service members and up to 100,000 Iraqi civilians. We want to tell Representative Capito to use the power of the purse to ensure that not one more death nor one more dollar be spent on the war in Iraq. It is time to support an international peace strategy.

When: 12:30 to 2 PM

Where: 300 Foxcroft Ave Martinsburg (after turning on Foxcroft from King St., it is second building on left, across from Holiday Inn. Turn into parking lot before passing building.

Bring signs, if you can.

A candlelight vigil is at 6:30 p.m. at McMurran Hall (big building w/clock on German St.) in Shepherdstown.

Bring candles if coming for the evening vigil.


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