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900 Vigils Tomorrow

Dear MoveOn member,

Late last night, a pick-up truck dragging chains ran over the rows of white crosses on the side of the road near Cindy Sheehan's vigil. Each cross commemorated a dead soldier; this morning, many of them were broken or gone.1 But Cindy and the other moms in Crawford have vowed to stay, and now a neighboring rancher, who is a veteran, has offered them some of his nearby land if they have to move from the roadside.

The spirit of that rancher standing up in his own pro-Bush community is the sort of public support for Cindy Sheehan and her cause that is growing across America. Tomorrow's vigils for Cindy Sheehan will be the most visible measure of the size and strength of public concern about the war in a long time. It is critical to have as many vigils as possible and as many attendees as possible to demonstrate the wave of public support for Cindy.

Can you join us? You can find a vigil near you by clicking this link:

Vigils for Cindy Sheehan
7:30 PM :: Wednesday, August 17, 2005

You can find the vigil closest to you by typing your zip code and clicking search. There are more than 900 vigils already planned across America. From Anchorage to Miami, and hundreds of towns in between, people are gathering tomorrow. There is a vigil in Cindy's hometown of Vacaville, California and more than a dozen in New York City.

Most of them are organized by single individuals. Some are organized by groups of people working together. Just like the folks in Crawford, Texas we can all do our part.

Attending a vigil is really easy. All you have to do is grab some candles and show up. If you're an Iraq veteran, or a family member of a soldier, it'd be especially meaningful for you to join us. Bring a photo of your loved one to remind all of us what is at stake. We've also made some downloadable placards you can use. Click below to download them.


These vigils aren't rallies or places to give long-winded speeches. They are moments to solemnly come together and mark the sacrifice of Cindy and other families.

Please find the vigil nearest you today and RSVP.

Thanks for all you do.

–Tom, Nita and MoveOn moms Carrie, Marika and Joan
Tuesday, August 16, 2005


1. "A Bad Week for Protesting Mom" CBS News/AP. August 16, 2005

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I am a Marine that went to Iraq. If I new what my mother was doing after I passed I would haunt her. This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. She needs to go set up a vigil in her house, not bother and try to get more people to believe her BS. When are you people gonna wake up and use at least 1% of your brains. Its called a volunteer military. Last I checked, I wasn't forced to join. I signed up on my own. I wanna know what liberal anus is paying her to cause a scene, which by the way isn't working. As Mrs. Sheehan, soon to be Ms. Sheehan, is doing, all the other liberals need to go join her in the ditch and NEVER come out.

Did you join the Marines to get an education? Because if you did, you failed English.

As a matter of fact I did join the Marines to get an education. I recently received my BS in Physics. What was the point of your post? Was it simply to point out that I do not check for grammar and spelling mistakes when making an internet posting???

You caught me! Great addition to the discussion. Well done!

So you've been there. Find any WMD's? Were you greated with flowers and treated like liberators? The lesson of Vietnam was to never send our military off to war by choice, but only as a last resort, and only if the defense of the US is critical. The Dowing Street Memos are proof the Administration LIED!!! When Casey joined the military I'm sure it was with the understanding that the president would stick to these high standards when making that critical decision. This president clearly did not and the result is a repeat of the Vietnam war which no one in the military bargained for. This web sight was created as a gathering for those who feel betrayed by this president as was discovered in the DSM. I suggest you read it and then decide weather or not to give a grieving mother a hard time.

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