Monday, October 05, 2009

Candle-light vigil marks eight years since Afghanistan invasion

Chesla Nelson carries a sign as she marches with others during a candle-light vigil which marked the eighth year of the U.S. war with Afghanistan. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger-Bischoff)

About 50 people gathered in front of the U.S. Army Reserve Building on Park Point tonight, Oct. 7, to participate in a candle-light vigil to mark eight years since the U. S. invaded Afghanistan.

The group walked from the army building, 1500 St. Louis Ave, to Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe in Canal Park where they sang songs.

Joel Kilgour with Northland Anti-War Coalition said people needed to take note since President Obama is again thinking of escalating U. S. troops in Afghanistan.