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Crosses in Lafayette: The need to remember
by D. Boyer
Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM
The Crosses in Lafayette California withstand the test of time, the passing of it's facilitators, the on-going onslaught of negative responses to it's existence, and the decay, but it has grown since the last time I reported on the display. And the volunteers work tirelessly to maintain it and make it a valuable part of Lafayette California's history.

On a small hill in Lafayette California over 6,000 crosses have been erected and displayed as an on-going tribute and to memorialize the soldiers who have been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. This hillside has been marked with controversy, and has sparked anger and even attracted counter protests to it's existence. The hillside is owned by a woman named Louise Clark. Her husband was a WWII veteran. However both have passed away, but volunteers tirelessly continue to maintain the site. Jeff Heaton was the man who started the installation and his contact info can be found in one of the pics.
§Crosses in Lafayette
by D. Boyer Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM

§Crosses in Lafayette
by D. Boyer Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM

§Crosses in Lafayette
by D. Boyer Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM

§Crosses in Lafayette
by D. Boyer Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM

§Crosses in Lafayette
by D. Boyer Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM

Waiting, at the ready for more fallen soldiers?
§Crosses in Lafayette
by D. Boyer Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM

§Crosses in Lafayette
by D. Boyer Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM

§Crosses in Lafayette
by D. Boyer Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM

§Crosses in Lafayette
by D. Boyer Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM

§Crosses in Lafayette
by D. Boyer Monday Nov 12th, 2012 10:29 AM
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by Darin Bauer
Wednesday Nov 14th, 2012 6:04 PM

I thought I would add on to your images.
by Elly--Mother Earth
Thursday Nov 15th, 2012 9:59 AM
The U.S. Judge that chaired the Nuremberg Trials wrote into international law, that the planning and doing of Aggressive War is the Supreme International Crime on the Planet Earth, as it actuates all other crimes high, low, big or small. He further says that it is the supreme crime whether Germany does it or the U.S.A. does it.

This hill and these crosses are a positive visable wake-up call to end all wars of aggression, and bring the foreign U.S. Troops home to re-tool America to the Non-pollution solution, such as wind, tidal, and solar power which transforms to electricity.

Then restore the Matriarchy by doubling democracy and electing women equally (Gender Parity) at all levels. Workers of the world unite!! End pollution wars, not endless wars for more and more pollution. YE yet have a world to win!!