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March 17, 2003

Old friends Beth Meacham and Tappan King, seen in this Arizona Daily Star photo of last night’s candlelight vigil in Tucson.

There were several in New York City, of course. We went to the one in front of the home of our neighbor, Iraq-war-supporting Senator Schumer. [11:34 AM]

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Kerrie ::: (view all by) ::: March 17, 2003, 12:59 PM:

I went to one in Arlington, MA with my fiance and his former boss. The organizers estimated there were 300 people present on the corner of Mass Ave and Linwood St, with 50 other vigils in the Boston area. It was beautiful. We sang peaceful songs, many of which I didn't know all of the words too, but I hummed along. We sang "This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie (my fiance's dad used to hang out with his son) and children led us in "Somewhere over the Rainbow." My favorite moment was when we sang "Dona Nobis Pacem" and many people knew all of the different parts! It was truly beautiful- cold, but beautiful.

And I have two pairs of wax covered gloves to prove it. :)

Sugarplum dreams,


Kerrie ::: (view all by) ::: March 17, 2003, 02:05 PM:

More pictures of vigils:


Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: March 17, 2003, 06:30 PM:

You can read about one small Seattle one here


Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: March 17, 2003, 08:36 PM:

Good lord. Anti-war vigils in Logan and Kanab, Utah. I can't begin to explain how strange I find that.

If Logan and Kanab held vigils (and judging from the photo, a substantial number of Kanab's citizens turned out), I will never again believe that all the Republican-voting flyover states are solidly behind Bush.