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Join Us in DC
Things are really heating up in Washington DC now that all three tours have arrived! We've got a schedule full of events and congressional meetings, and we're getting ready for the big march tomorrow.
On Wednesday night, September 21st, Hart Viges of Iraq Veterans Against the War spoke at American University along with other members of the tour. Here he is in his own words:
"I go and search this hut for AK-47s, for explosives, for RPGs - you know the things that would need to convict someone, maybe, for a crime: Evidence. And all I can find is a tiny little pistol, probably to scare off thieves who were trying to steal his crops.
Well, because of that pistol we took their two young men. Their mother is at my feet, trying to kiss my feet like I deserve my feet to be kissed. Screaming, pleading. I know what she's feeling. I don't need to speak Arabic to know love and concern and fear."
You can read more of Hart's speech on our website.
Our events continue through this weekend - here's what's happening in DC:
Tonight (Friday, September 23rd) we're holding a vigil at 7:30 pm at Camp Casey, which is at Constitution Ave and 15th Street. Afterwards there will be a candlelight procession to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Tomorrow (Saturday, September 24th), Gold Star Families for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out and Veterans For Peace will be meeting at 10am to participate as a contingent in the anti-war march. A Camp Casey contingent will also be joining the march. If you're a member of one of these groups or would like to join, please meet behind the Camp Casey Reunion tent located at at Constitution Ave and 15th Street. After the march there will be a Camp Casey Reunion which will meet at 5pm at the Camp Casey Reunion tent.
Then on Sunday evening at 6pm there will be an interfaith service at Camp Casey. We hope you can join us!
Thanks for your support,
The Bring Them Home Now Tour