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Peace vigils continue one year later

Original post made on Mar 10, 2009

Wednesday marks the year-anniversary of the Pleasantonians 4 Peace monthly candlelight vigil in front of the Museum On Main. Attendees will again reflect on the war and its costs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 2:04 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by oops!!, a resident of Foothill Farms
on Mar 10, 2009 at 4:54 pm

name of piece in a time of war.


....<b>peace</b>


Posted by OSL Community, a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Mar 10, 2009 at 10:35 pm

P-towners for a piece of peace!


Posted by Jerry, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 10, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Who do you suppose they will complain about now that Bush is gone...


Posted by Pleasanton4Peace, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 11, 2009 at 9:25 am

Jerry it is not about opposing Bush or someone else it's about promoting peace - come on out and see for yourself or stay at home and complain on the weekly's website....


Posted by Mother of a Marine, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 11, 2009 at 10:18 am

Why don't we just tell the Taliban and all the terrorists about this? I'm sure they would love to join in...


Posted by Dominic Di Blasio, a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:41 am

Dominic Di Blasio is a registered user.

Peace does not ever come from pacifism, this ideal that if we don't fight in a war, or only fight when attacked and there will be peace is as misguided as a broken compass. History proves this and when we forget about history or fail to learn from it, history tends to repeat itself.

As Charles Colson points out in his latest book, "peace comes from helping the poor, punishing the unjust, and working for concord and harmony in society."


Posted by Jerry, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 12, 2009 at 2:24 am

Pleasanton4Peace,

Not about opposing Bush, huh? Did you happen to notice the signs that some were carrying in the photo that was printed in the PW when it carried an article of the "vigil" that took place on Main Street some time ago.

No thanks, I won't be attending. I'm not so naive as to believe someone reading "poetry" and holding candles on Main Street will promote peace. If that were the case we could send poets around the world to the countries that are under siege and all would be well...

Nope, I'll just stay home and continue to support the men and women in uniform(my son and daughter-in-law included)that put their lives on the line 24/7 to provide you the freedom to hold your little "vigil"...

I sincerely hope you will also take a moment and thank them during your "vigil"...


Posted by E Blume, a resident of Country Fair
on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

I agree. We all want peace.

Whether you think that means pulling out of real conflict, or being citizens of the world protecting others' rights, does create tension though. A catch all "peace rally" is usually a one sided trick for youth and liberals.

Obama, just like Pelosi, and others who promised troop pull outs (for votes) did the 180 once they got the payoff. Obama's Iraq pull out timeframe = Bush's pull out timeframe (18 months - which leaves lots of time for "change").


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