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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Peace Vigils Today

Candlelight vigils will be taking place accross the nation today, as we commemorate the tragedy of the 2000th US soldier killed in Iraq. There will be a large vigil in Concord, but for those who can't get there - please, gather in your towns, in solidarity with people from all over the country, who will be lighting candles at 6:30 pm. We must call for the end to violence - not one more death, not one more dollar.

A candlelight vigil at State House Plaza, Wednesday, October 26 at 6pm, will mark the 2000th U.S. military death in Iraq and ask Congress to ensure that "not one more death and not one more dollar" are wasted on the war in Iraq. The local event, organized by NH Peace Action and the American Friends Service Committee, is one of more than 375 events taking place in 49 states across the country.

After being given a list of names of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq, participants will circle the State House in a half-hour candlelight vigil remembering the U.S. casualties. After the vigil, people will gather at the State House Plaza to hear several speakers discuss actions that New Hampshire citizens can take to put pressure on Congress to stop funding the war.

New Hampshire contines to pay for the war in Iraq. Eight soldiers from New Hampshire have died in the Iraq war: Adam R. Brooks, Alan J.Burgess, Richard L. Ferguson, Timothy Gibson, Angelo Lozada. Jeremy Regnier, Robert Rooney, and Randy Rosenberg. According to the National Priorities Project (, the war has cost New Hampshire taxpayers $863.2 million dollars. Concord taxpayers have spent $24.4 million.
Details on all "Not One More Death. Not One More Dollar" events are available of AFSC's website at

I have class at 6p so I won't be able to attend.

*Deep Sigh*

Hold a candle for me, please.
I'm going to go down to Concord, niobium - and I'll hold a candle for both of us.
There were between 150 and 200 people in Concord. It was cold, and windy, and the candles didn't say lit very well. NH Peace Action had some people dressed up as tall black clothed mourners with big masks, carrying babies. They stood in the background while the speakers spoke. It was an impressive visual.

A very angry man came and began yelling (while Arnie Alpert of NH AFSC was reading the names of the NH dead). He wanted to know which ones of us would fight when the terrorists come to the US. Some nice peace folks led him away to let him spew until he was unwound.
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