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Photos from Camp Casey, Interfaith Service
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net)
Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
Crawford, Texas: At high noon yesterday, a dozen interfaith clergy walked the line of nearly 2,000 wooden crosses before holding a service decrying a "silent war" in Iraq that keeps on killing, "for what noble cause?" Later in the evening, under a newly errected massive tent, award winning artist Marcia Ball preformed.
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Crawford, Texas (August 20, 2005)

At high noon yesterday, a dozen interfaith clergy walked the line of nearly 2,000 wooden crosses planted in the ditch along Prairie Chapel Road leading up to Camp Casey, and the long drive way to the Bush vacation ranch a mile beyond. Along with the clergy, about a hundred folks attended the service under a scorching Texas sun. Many of the brief sermons spoke to the fact that this war has gone on to long in silence, and Cindy Sheehan has helped the country face up to it’s collective loss.

As most everyone knows by now, Cindy flew to California Thursday afternoon in order to be with her mother who suffered a stroke. To hold her place in the infamous ditch until her return, nearly a dozen mothers, fathers, and siblings of service persons killed in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken up vigil – and more continue to arrive daily.

A contingent of these family members were joined by the clergy in an attempt to deliver a letter to the Bush ranch. The day before, a White House representative accepted a basket of such messages. Today, however, the letter was rejected and left to fall to the pavement.

In preparation for the expected influx of supporters this weekend a massive tent has been erected for the planned events. Tonight musician, songwriter Steve Earl is scheduled to perform while a small contingent of anti-Cindy protesters are forming near Camp Casey at the urging of right wing talk radio stations in the area. The message here from Central Texas continues to be “come to Crawford!”
§Rabbi goes Interfaith service
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Walking the line
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Walking the line
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Prayer at Gold Star Families for Peace tent
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Brief sermons under a noon sun for peace
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Clergy look on as families attempt to deliver letter to Bush ranch
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Prayer Circle
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Families attempt to deliver letter to Bush ranch
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Letter to Bush ranch refused -- on ground with flowers
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Gold Star Families for Peace take up the vigil in Cindy absence
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Marcia Ball
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Iraq vet points to names of those killed in Iraq imprinted on a large coffin
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Texentrics, the band
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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§Under a big tent
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Saturday Aug 20th, 2005 8:29 AM
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