Yes, I know moveon.org is controversial but I'm putting this out anyway for informational purposes. I've been fairly public about Iraq; more so because we're sitting around holding our breath about my Army son, the druid.
His Nat'l Guard Company has lost 3 and had 14 (I think) injured to date. Total has now reached 2,000 soldiers killed.
Another blogger was asking yesterday how to wake people up. You can find him along with his heartwrenching post at http://sweetjuniper.blogspot.com/ This is a start. At this point, political parties or how we voted or whether or not we supported the Iraq invasion don't really matter. The body count keeps increasing with no end in sight.
My son, good soldier that he is, will go if called. Selfishly, I don't want him killed, maimed, or emotionally damaged. Speaking only for myself, I'm sick at heart about the hole we have dug for ourselves. I've lived through four major wars (or police actions) now; there has to be a better way.
The vigils tomorrow night, 6:30 local time all over the country, will be candlelit and silent. If there is any noise, it will come from passersby protesting us. It's not a political statement, at least not for the individuals, it's a cry for an end to the carnage.
If it's something you feel strongly about, the link at the top of the post will give information on vigil locations across the country. If not, that's okay. I just felt the need to spread the word, not only because of my son, but for all the other sons, daughters, moms and dads, sisters and brothers; both soldiers and families.