"These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."
-Thomas Paine, 1776
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will be reprising the Winter Soldiers hearing, Thursday March 13 to Sunday March 16. If you are not familiar with the first Winter Soldiers hearings, here is the Wiki entry.
My challenge after the fold.
Last night at the Veterans For Peace chapter 72 monthly general membership meeting, we voted to give IVAW one thousand dollars in support of the Winter Soldiers hearings. We also gave $750 to our sister chapter in Eugene to help pay fuel costs for their cross country "Winter Soldiers Tour." They will be driving their bus (the old Spirit of Graberville) from Oregon to D.C. raising hell along the way. They will also be carrying a citizens arrest warrant for Bush and Cheney. On March 15th here in Portland, Or. there will be a rally and march to mourn the anniversary of the illegal invasion of Iraq. At our booth, we will be streaming the hearings for all to witness.
Cindy Sheehan wanted to ask the President,"... why did he kill my son? He said my son died in a noble cause, and I want to ask him what that noble cause is." My friends, the truth is a noble cause and the IVAW's Winter Soldier hearings will be about the truth.
My challenge, IVAW needs your support and they need it now, dig deep.
You can donate to the IVAW's Winter Soldier hearings here.