Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Peace March # 4, February 13, 2007
Today was the fourth March for Peace. This weekly march takes place every Tuesday at 4:00 PM and runs for one hour.
Today's march had 10 people in attendance. Two of the people were new and had never been to any of the previous Tuesday marches.
It was cold again, but also sunny again, even after the weather forecast called for snow flurries in the afternoon. The sun shone brightly and the temperature was 14 degrees ABOVE zero. I stress the above zero because we have had a stretch of below zero temps over the past couple of weeks. Today's march took place with temperatures eleven degrees above last weeks. There was hardly any wind blowing. This, and with the sun shining again, it was comfortable to be out on the street.
The sign held in the picture at the beginning of this post is being held by my friend Darl. Darl is 74 years old and has been diagnosed with a problem with his prostate, probably cancer, his second bought with it. I admire his courage. He could very well sit at home in this cold weather. But he chooses to hold a sign and ask people to consider bringing the troops home. He feels that this would be the ultimate support.
Once again, horn honks and waves outnumbered the thumbs down and the fingers by a very large margin. And apathy outnumbered the horn honks and the waves by an equally large margin.
Many of the people I have talked to over the past few weeks that said they would be here didn't show up. I don't know why. I do not judge. People who need to come are there.
Not much else to say about this weeks march except it took place and everyone who too part was non violent. The message was that we want an end to the war and that we want the world to be at peace.
Later this week I'll try to call a few people and get more posters out in an attempt to get a larger crowd to gather for peace in Ashland, Wisconsin, Tuesday at 4:00 PM.