Mar 17, 2007
Monday marks the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq because the weapons of mass destruction they had were an imminent threat to the United States. Despite that being not true, we are still there, and to date more than 3,200 U.S. Servicemen and Women have been killed - including 135 with Michigan ties and nine from Livingston County; more than the entire 16-year conflict in Vietnam - and almost 100,000 have lost limbs and suffered massive head injures.
There will be vigils marking the deadly anniversary all over the country and state, and for us in Mid-Michigan there are at least four vigils within quick driving distance.
Over in neighboring Oakland County in Milford, a vigil will be held at 7 p.m. at Milford Central Park at N. Main Street between Huron & Liberty. From US-23 take the M-59 (Hartland) exit. M-59 east to Milford Rd in Highland. Take Milford Rd south through downtown. Central Park is on the right just past Liberty St. From I-96 take the Milford/New Hudson exit north on Milford Rd which ends at G.M. Rd. Turn right on G.M. which turns into Huron. At the 1st traffic light turn left on N. Main St. Watch for the Park on your left.
A peace vigil will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Post office in Chelsea, 200 S. Main Street.
A candlelight vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Plaza Park in Ann Arbor, at the southwest corner of E. Liberty and S. Division.
Another candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. in Ann Arbor at the Corner of Kingsley & Ashley.
To find out more details, directions or for a vigil closer to where you live or work go to www.moveon.org.