Thursday, September 21, 2006

WE HELPED NUMBER THE DEAD



Last Sunday, September 17, North Fork People of Conscience were among the people who lined Fifth Avenue in New York City to hold up posters, each bearing the name of one soldier killed in Iraq.

Even though it was a beautiful sunny day and although the Darfur protest attracted larger crowds, we were disappointed that more people didn't show up for the one hour required to participate in the vigil. Our disappointment extends to the local media who ignored the event.

We are more committed than ever to continue our struggle to raise consciousness about the realities of war and to look at what the human cost of one dead soldier--and of 3,027 dead soldiers--means.

As of today, September 21, 2006, 2,689 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq, 338 in Afghanistan.

This does not include the incalculable number of Iraqi civilians nor the mounting number of coalition soldiers and American civilians.





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