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dreissig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 06:06 PM
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West Coast Vets Honor Iraq KIA's
SANTA BARBARA, California.

Santa Barbara Chapter of the Veterans For Peace has been on the beach in front of well-known Stearns Wharf all day, interacting with the many tourists from all over the world through a project now called "Arlington West." Arlington West consists of a small white cross for every soldier killed in Iraq.

Last night (Dec. 14, 2003) we illuminated Arlington West with 455 candles in red cups for Santa Barbara's annual Parade of Lights...it was better than any of us anticipated. The cups glowed a blood red while the light projected upward from the cups caused the white crosses to glow in a flickering, living light. Photojournalists on hand commented that it upstaged the Parade of Lights (boats decked out in Christmas lights) and we had literally thousands of spectators during the two hours the candles burned.




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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 06:12 PM
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1. A beautiful action honoring those who've died in Iraq
I wish I had seen it at night
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scottcsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 06:13 PM
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2. I hope they were not disrupted
I'm a member of Vets for Peace. We are not a popular group with right-wingers. They seem to hate us, actually. I hope the group wasn't disrupted during this candle lighting.
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dreissig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 06:23 PM
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3. Disappointed in Veterans
As a veteran myself, I am disappointed in other veterans. Of all people to know the difference between patriotism and bullshit, I expect veterans not to be taken in by propaganda. Makes me wonder what these guys actually did when they were in the service.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 06:26 PM
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4. Too bad the president doesn't give a shit
He could care less.

But this is a nice gesture. Thanks.
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