Saturday, October 15, 2011
There are a lot of different signs stating different objectives, and I think that might be because there are a lot of "issues." When I marched in the 60s, it was simpler--we just wanted to get out of Vietnam. Although I didn't agree with all of the signs, I was happy to be part of democracy in action. For me, this was about taking the money that is going to war and putting it into schools, infrastructure, and social services for our own people.
One of my very favorite signs today was carried by a boy about 6 or 7. He advocated "No Hitting." RIGHT ON, my little friend!!! Let's remember not to hit and strike out in violence.
I didn't carry a sign. Along with my friends Nancy, Kate, Gary, and Jan, I carried a banner for First Unitarian Church. We are "Standing on the Side of Love." I loved the experience and still feel the glow. Change is possible. I am encouraged that tomorrow is the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr memorial in Washington DC. I was also marching in his memory.