Murphys, CA — At 4:30 this afternoon Mother Lode MoveOn and the Mother Lode Peace Coalition will host a vigil at Murphys Park to publicly and solemnly mark the fourth anniversary of the Iraqi war.
From Spokesperson Mary Boblet of Hathaway Pines; “We are saddened that this war is continuing beyond what we expected and were told. The consequences of this war are truly tragic with so many lives lost in our military and among Iraqi families. Our desire is that our nation engage in more diplomatic efforts to bring an end to this failed war.”
The families of Iraqi veterans will be asked to read stories. A list of local soldiers killed in Iraq will be read. Any personal statements by those in attendance will be encouraged. Closing remaks will then bring the curtain down on the vigil.
Written by Bill Johnson