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Crestone Eagle, November 2002:
Peace Walk held in Crestone
by Matie Belle Lakish
gathered on October 26 in solidarity with people around the
world seeking a peaceful alternative to the rumblings of war.
The Prayerful Peace Walk drew many residents wishing to add
a face and a prayer to a growing protest of a unilateral preemptive
strike against Iraq by the United States. Planned demonstrations
in Washington D.C. and San Francisco were mirrored in burgs
from Springfield, Missouri to Tokyo, Japan.
Locally, folks in their eighties were joined by Crestone's
four youngest residents and their parents, as well as about
70 others. Beginning with prayers and a tribute to Senator
Paul Wellstone, protestors walked between the Crestone Town
Park and the Crestone Park in the Baca. A banner designed
by Karen Acker proclaimed "Let There Be Peace on Earth",
while songs and chants sent a similar message to the many
sympathetic passersby. The event closed with prayers, songs,
and drums in the park by the firehouse, just as welcome rain
began to fall.
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