Monday, January 01, 2007

Memorial Bridge Vigil Tuesday Evening

"Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan will join local activists on the Memorial Bridge during a candlelight vigil planned for Tuesday, January 2nd, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

(Arlington, VA) - Peace activists from Gold Star Families for Peace, Arlingtonians for Peace, Code Pink, Northern Virginians for Peace & Justice, the DC Antiwar Network (DAWN), and other local groups will mark the death of the 3,000th American soldier in the Iraq War on January 2.

They will gather from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge to commemorate this loss as well and the loss of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives. The solemn event will feature a candlelight vigil. The groups are calling for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Similar vigils are being planned in several hundred locations across the
country.

Participants are encouraged to bring candles, appropriate signs and props. The Virginia entrance to the Memorial Bridge is a particularly busy and dangerous intersection. Please cross the street in designated areas. You can take the metro to Arlington Cemetery. The vigil is about 4 blocks away. The last metro leaves Arlington Cemetery by 6:50 pm. The Foggy Bottom Metro is about a mile away, 5 blocks north of the Lincoln Memorial on 23rd. There is usually plenty of parking on Ohio Drive along the river in DC.

A massive demonstration calling for an end to the war in Iraq is being planned for Washington on January 27. See www.unitedforpeace.org

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