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Thanksgiving Memorial for Our Troops

By Jeeni Criscenzo

Friday, November 25, 2005, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Carlsbad Blvd., Between Pine Ave. & Cannon Rd., Carlsbad, CA

On the day after Thanksgiving, hundreds of people will stand in silent mourning for the 2,000 troops who have died in Iraq. The vigil, Nov. 25, 2005 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, will span nearly two miles along Carlsbad Blvd. (Carlsbad’s old Coast Hwy.) between Pine Ave. and Cannon Rd. with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. We will assemble in Cannon Park at the intersection of Cannon and Carlsbad Blvd.

Participants will be dressed in black, each wearing the name, age and date of death of one of the fallen pinned to their shirt.

The Criscenzo Campaign is organizing this event as a peaceful, respectful way to honor the tragic loss of 2,000 precious lives, not as a mere statistic, but as a powerful visual image of the unique human beings who will never again join their families for the holidays. The purpose if this "event as art" memorial is to inspire a thoughtful discussion among families celebrating Thanksgiving, on the human cost of war and whether there is any justification for the continued loss of life in the Iraq occupation.

Jeeni Criscenzo has been an outspoken opponent of the war on Iraq and an advocate for the establishment of a Department of Peace. These are defining issues in her 2006 campaign to represent the 49th District in the US Congress. Other groups are welcome to endorse this event and everyone is invited to participate in this vigil.

For more information and to sign up to participate, go to



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