There were no arrests, no violent protests, no flags set ablaze.
Just a group of concerned and dedicated citizens, many of them Veterans for Peace members who stand at John Rich Park every Friday peacefully protesting the Iraq war.
A Unity Peace Walk took place May 18 in Red Wing. The purpose was to bring representation of the diverse nationalities and cultures together and create an awareness of the effects of drugs and violence in Red Wing. Approximately 150 people joined in the walk.
To the Editor:
The time is right to get together for a Unity Peace Walk in Red Wing. It is a time for all cultures and nationalities to walk and talk side by side so we can share our visions for the future of our community.
To the Editor:
There have been 259 consecutive Friday night peace vigils in John Rich Park since the invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003. Exercising the Bill of Rights is a great thing. Continuing the Iraq war is not so great.
Valerie Gehn, whose vision of “Peace Around the World” was the top entry in the local and Southeastern Minnesota District peace poster contests, captured third-place honors in the multi-district competition including Manitoba and western Ontario in Canada as well as all of Minnesota.
January 26, 2008
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