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Group to Hold Peace Vigil and "Parade of Black Umbrellas" Today


March 17, 2007
Saturday AM

Ketchikan, Alaska - A local peace committee is organizing a vigil and march Saturday to coincide with the four-year anniversary of the U.S. war against Iraq.

The event takes place Saturday, March 17, beginning at 11 a.m., at Ketchikan's City Park.

The event will get underway with music and speeches. A march to downtown Ketchikan and back will follow at approximately 11:30. Participants will carry black umbrellas as a statement against the on-going violence in Afghanistan and Iraq, brutal wars that have cost the lives of thousands of American troops and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghani civilians.

Although it won't be planted on Saturday, a Peace Tree will be displayed and planting in the park at a later date.


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