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It's Time to Come Home in Tallahassee
Last week, in what was likely the most unique candle-light vigil in the nation, Tallahassee organizers and volunteers lit over 3200 luminary candles encompassing the circumference of Lake Ella in downtown Tallahassee to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the illegal war and occupation of Iraq. It was 'time to come home' in Tallahassee..... (photo essay here)
The display was both serene and sobering, as each luminary represented one of our fallen service members. I found it to be both inspirational and maddening. Eerily beautiful and yet deeply saddening. All in all it was a reflective experience and quite instructive as to the serious work yet left to accomplish peace and justice in this world.
We were at lake Ella four years ago, 500-600 of us walking silently around Lake Ella with our candles to protest the start of this atrocity. Afterward a group of us broke off on an ad hoc march to Gov. Jebthro Bush's Mansion, where we shouted and chanted for awhile before leaving our message of displeasure at the gate for the junior Bush brother.
(photo essay here). For higher resolution copies of these photos, visit Iraq War 4th Anniversary - Lake Ella Tallahassee where the original 1024×768's are uploaded.