Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ruthie In DC, Update

The morning of the march, I took the bus as far as I could and then walked down past the barricades in the streets. I went to Camp Casey and took the following notes:

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"It could be called a carnival of caring, a thought-provoking parade or a crowd of concern. It is, by any name, an event that will make 9/24 a date that this population will remember for a long time.

I've met so many people from all over the Country!

Signs bearing slogans are circulating around the Washington Monument. And of course, the media is here, with tripods, lights and cameras in tow.

But in the midst of all of the color and conversation over 900 white crosses silently stand in the grass behind rows of empty boots.

It appears that a multitude of people suddenly have one thing to say: "We're tired of our broken and bloody government and its terrible battle with the Middle East."

The boots and crosses are making an impact without saying anything at all.

So much animation, so much creative expression, so much strength of conviction and all of it is packing a powerful point.

I'm can't wait to get this march moving!"
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And move it did.

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