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Vigil in Front of White House
Mothers in the Nation's Capitol to President Bush: Meet with Mother Whose Son Was Killed In Iraq; Vigil in Front of White House
Distribution Source : U.S. Newswire
Date : Tuesday, August 16, 2005
To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor
Contact: Karen Bradley, 202-669-3927
Local mothers, family members of fallen soldiers, and other concerned citizens will hold a vigil in front of the White House in support of Cindy Sheehan, the mother camped out in Texas, demanding that President Bush explain why he sent her son Casey to die in Iraq.
Similar vigils will take place in 1,000 locations across the country on the same day at the same time.
"Many of us have children in Iraq and have the same questions as Cindy," said Christine Yorty, MoveOn member. "We want to know why our sons and daughters are still in Iraq? Why have so many died? When will they come home?" concluded Yorty.
The President is on vacation in Crawford, Texas and refuses to meet with Cindy.
"I want him (President Bush) to tell me why my son died," Cindy Sheehan said. At a brief meeting with the President and the parents of deceased soldiers, Cindy added, "His mouth kept moving but there was nothing in his eyes or anything else about him that showed me he really cared or had any real compassion at all....He wouldn't look at the pictures of Casey... Every time we tried to talk about Casey and how much we missed him, he would change the subject."
Local Vigil Details:
WHO: Mothers, military families, and citizens in Washington DC speak out at event sponsored by Democracy for America, True Majority and MoveOn.org
WHERE: H St. in front of Lafayette Park, and the White House
WHEN: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
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