Monday, May 26, 2008

Gainesville Sun reports on Memorial Mile

Veterans for Peace line up tombstones of fallen soldiers | | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, FL
Special to The Sun

Published: Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 12:28 a.m.

Motorists were bombarded with the names of more than 4,500 fallen soldiers that were displayed on tombstones along NW 8th Avenue early Saturday.

The 9-inch by 12-inch mock tombstones lined the curb of NW 8th Avenue in neat rows of four across and more than a mile in length near Westside Park.

The tombstones, separated by date signs, show the deaths that occurred throughout each stage of America's war on terrorism.

Each stone gives the soldiers name, age, birth date, rank and hometown as well as a flag if the soldier was from this area.

The demonstration continues through Monday evening and is part of the Veterans for Peace's message about the increasing casualties stemming from the war on terrorism.

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