Sunday, July 16, 2006

Peace Activists Read Names of War Dead
Maine peace activists gathered in Tommy’s Park in the Old Port on July 7th to read the names and ages of US military personnel and Iraqi soldiers and civilians who have been killed in the war in Iraq. To date, 2,537 US military personnel have been killed in the war.

Peace Action Maine called on Maine’s Congressional delegations to stop funding for the war and to begin troop withdrawal immediately, to be completed by the end of the year. The group also urged participants in the event to visit the local offices of Maine’s Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, and Congressman Tom Allen, with personal appeals to end the war.
The group has held a number of ‘Reading of the Names’ throughout the state over the last several months.


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