Several from Boone went to this protest march & rally on Saturday. We heard from one participant:
My daughter and I went, along with some other folks from Boone. There were several local churches actively supporting the march there, most visibly the Unitarian Universalists, an Episcopalian group, and the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.
There were several hundred marchers, many less than in previous years because many vets and others were at Saturday's march on the Pentagon in DC. But the 3-hour rally program was great and the event was quite inspiring, with powerful a capella singing from Holly Near, rousing speeches from NC NAACP president and vice president (taking strong stands on the price we all pay for a war economy), the head of Veterans for Peace, several Iraq vets, and a Gold Star mom whose son was killed in Iraq.
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