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I wasn’t able to attend, living up in the San Joaquin valley and being unable to drive the distance with my hosed up back…but I do want to share with people how it went and what is being said in San Diego about the event Jeeni Criscenzo set up.
There is a moving video on the North County Times website here. Their article about the silent protest/activist art is here. It was cold, rainy and windy, yet people by the hundreds turned out. Bless them all and I thank them for their dedication.
Join us this Monday, Feb. 19th (Presidents’ Day)
Hwy 101 (Carlsbad Blvd) at Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad
Arrive 9 – 9:30 AM to sign & and get positioned,
Stand in silence 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Wear Black, No Signs
On Monday, Feb. 19th (President’s Day) hundreds of San Diego residents will come together in a collaborative effort to illustrate the tragic consequences of war and champion non-violent solutions to conflict, by being part of an Act of Art. You may remember that I organized a similar event in November 2005, the day after Thanksgiving.
The Bring Their Buddies Home Vigil will happen between 10:00 and 11:00 AM along Hwy 101 in Carlsbad, stretching north and south of Tamarack Ave. Everyone is invited to participate by standing in silence, dressed in black, with each person wearing a memorial page with the name of one of the fallen troops. The vigil is meant to declare, by our silent presence, that we honor the sacrifice of the U.S. troops who have died in Iraq and that it’s time to Bring Their Buddies Home.
Bring your family and friends – the larger the turnout, the more effective our message will be. Here is a non-confrontational way to show that you support our troops AND want to bring them home.
The Press is already giving this event great coverage. Today’s Local News covered it on the front page on Wednesday, and it was written up in the Union Tribune, Light Connection and Zengers. North County Time will have a stroy about it on Saturday. NPR & KPBS have called for interviews. This is going to be a historical event – please come be a part of it.
See www.BringTheirBuddiesHome.com for details. Call me, Jeeni Criscenzo, at 760-529-9809 if you have any questions.