I have the utmost respect and appreciation for those who have volunteered to serve and protect our country. (My cousin, Chad is in the Navy, stationed in Kuwait right now).
However, I'm in support of peace, diplomacy and non-violent solutions whenever possible. I don't understand how fighting is supposed to end conflict. (Photo credit)
Outside my office, this past Wednesday, a peace rally was forming. I took some photos from the window then decided to go out and get a closer look.
I shot a couple of video clips of the peaceful parade as they marched by.
The police seemed to be escorting them down the street, almost as if they had a permit. I thought maybe they did but don't know.
I love being in the marching band and might have joined them but I had promised to try to do good in another way that day. (photo credit)
I heard them chant, "No blood for oil. No more death on Iraqi soil." (photo credit)
All we are saying is give peace a chance. (photo credit)