Tonight, tens of thousands of patriotic Americans in hundreds of communities across the nation held Peace Vigils in solidarity with Cindy Sheehan’s vigil outside President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, TX. I’ve been struck with a vicious summer cold (or possibly, the plague) so I was unable to attend my local gathering, but David at HomesteadBook.com has a nice account (and pictures) of the vigil at Sunset Hill Park in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.
I would love to hear more first hand reports of vigils from around the state and beyond, so if you attended one, please post in the comment thread. And if you have posted an account on your own blog, please let me know, and I’ll update my post with a link.
It’s front page, above the fold, in both the Times and P-I. Thousands of people turned out for over 50 vigils across the Puget Sound region, including an estimated 400 at Greenlake and 200 in Bellevue. (The P-I has also posted an excellent photo gallery from the various gatherings.) MoveOn.org estimates that over 50,000 people registered to attend 1,627 vigils, nationwide.
NWCitizen.com reports on the vigil at Fairhaven Village Green in Bellingham, where several hundred people attended. In the comment thread, Danny reports on the Olympia vigil, while Greg and Rujax briefly mention Bellevue Square and Seacrest Park respectively.
If you have more reports, post them, and I’ll keep posting the links.