March to Stop the War!
Where to start? It was a beautiful day weather-wise. We had a bit of coordinating to do with meeting up with our oldest daughter and parking somewhere to take the metro in to D.C. We were walking to the meeting place w/our signs and encountered a few supporters of the war. One lady gave us the thumbs down.
I found Carol for Peace who came from Colorado and Robert Rouse from Indiana and they were just as wonderful as they are on their blogs. I also met Barbara when she walked up to my son to comment on his t-shirt (Impeach Bush and Cheney) as her son makes them. She sells them and they can be gotten HERE. I recognized her right away. All the way from San Diego! So really good to meet them all.
Robert was so kind as to introduce me first to Cindy Sheehan's daughter, Carly AND then to Cindy! What a great moment for me as I really respect everything she does. I was also introduced to Tina Richards who could not have been kinder to me and gave me a big hug when she heard Michael was in Baghdad. I can't thank Robert enough as I really admire these women.
By the time the march got rolling there seemed to be a pretty good turnout. It is so encouraging to see. This was my oldest daughters first march and she really enjoyed it. She was surprised by the way the war supporters acted towards us and it was not a scene she liked at all. I don't like it either. As usual some of our marchers yelled back at them. I think the best approach is to just march on and ignore them.
Here are some scenes from the march: