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Palo Alto Rally Against The War
As the fifth anniversary of the American invasion and occupation of Iraq approaches, a protest rally was held in downtown Palo Alto on Saturday, March 15. Several hundred people attended the event sponsered by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center. The Raging Grannies opened the event.
The director of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center introduced the speakers.
Former Palo Alto council member LaDoris H. Cordell, spoke of the Rev. Martin Luther King's
admonition; "War is a symptom of a far deeper malady in our society."
Ms. Sundas in National Chair of American Muslim Voice. http://WWW.Amuslimvoice.org She pointed out that people around the world ,"forgave the American people for voting Bush in the first time, but not the second."
The final speaker was Karen Meredith (left), her son
1Lt Kenneth Michael Ballard of the 1st Armored division was killed in Action, May 30 2004, in Najaf, Iraq. Ms. Meredith is a member of Gold Star Mom Speaks Out, http://www.gsmso.blogspot.com
Kenny Neal and his band played the blues.