October 13, 2009
Report on Oct. 5 Afghan War Vigil
On Monday, October 5, the Northland Anti-War Coalition marked the 8th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan with a candle light vigil and march in Canal Park.
About 40 people gathered in front of the Army Reserve base on Park Point, lit candles, and marched, together with the Veterans for Peace float, to the Amazing Grace coffee house in Canal Park.
The somber event was meant to remind people of the thousands who have needlessly died in this ongoing conflict, and to renew calls for the war to be ended immediately.
After the march, there was an event inside the Amazing Grace honoring war resisters that featured singing by Rachel Kilgour.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this powerful and moving event!