Recap: Peace Vigil Garners Support

The Peace Education Center and GLNAWI’s two-site peace vigil on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, garnered support in both Lansing and East Lansing. Car horns honked in support of signs that demanded peace and called for an end to the U.S. military violence in Afghanistan which, at the time, resulted in 1,000 U.S. troop deaths. The casualty number today has already risen to 1,007 with no end in sight. Thousands of Afghanistan civilians have been killed or injured over the last eight years.

On the day following Monday’s snow storm, there were an estimated 30 peace supporters in East Lansing on the median at the corner of Abbot and Grand River. Approximately 14 – 18 people were highly visible during rush hour near on South Cedar Street near the I-496 ramp. The State News published a report about the vigil here.  See the PEC’s photos from the East Lansing site here and Lansing site here.

Lansing resident Carol Baker articulated the sentiments on the street on Tuesday in the video interview below.

Tom Rico blogs under the name "Rico Thomas Rico" and he is that rare combination of blogger, activist, hockey player, and ailurophile. He hails originally from Saginaw, Michigan USA and currently works out of Lansing. Tom is the current co-chair of the Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing and is active with Mid-Michigan Democracy for America (MMDFA).

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