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Local vigils to support mom camping out to meet Bush

The Plain Dealer (Ohio)
Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Candlight vigils will be held here and across the country tonight in support of Cindy Sheehan, the California woman whose son was killed in Iraq last year.

She is camping outside President Bush's vacation ranch in Crawford, Texas, until he meets with her.

The vigils are being sponsored by the activist group opposing the war Political Action (

There will be no speakers at the eight local vigils. Guests are encouraged to bring a candle and respectful signs.

Francis Chiappa, president of Cleveland Peace Action, described Sheehan's one-woman vigil, which has attracted international media attention and support, as quite remarkable.

"It just goes against the belief that one person alone can't do anything," he said. "She really has galvanized things."

Area vigils, starting at 7:30 p.m., will be at:

Cleveland Heights, the Veterans War Memorial on Mayfield Road, between Superior and Cumberland roads; Cleveland, Lincoln Park in Tremont, on the corner nearest Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ; St. Joseph Center, 3430 Rocky River Dr.; Chagrin Falls, the gazebo at Tri-Angle Park; Lorain, Lakeview Park, at the fountain; Akron, outside the Federal and Courthouse Building, 2 South Main St.; Kent, the front steps of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 228 Gougler Ave.; Oberlin, downtown on Tappan Square.

Sheehan started her vigil Aug. 6, seeking an answer directly from Bush as to why her 24-year-old son, Casey, had to die in the war.

Bush has said that although he sympathizes with Sheehan's loss, he believes it would be a mistake to bring U.S. troops home now.

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