On March 8th, the pro-war activist group, Move America Forward
, staged a rally at the Lafayette Crosses Hillside Memorial. Lafayette was the first stop on their cross country caravan to Washington, DC where they will demonstrate in support of the war on March 17th. The best footage can be came from KTVU with both a general report
and a clip of a "debate"
between an angry Goldstar father and memorial organizer Jeff Heaton. CBS Channel 5
and NBC Channel 11
also covered the story. The Oakland Tribune has run an article
The rally called the memorial a mock cemetary that disgraces American soldiers. It seemed to me that they used the occasion to attack and discredit the peace movement rather than explain why an undefined and continous war on terror supports the troops. I say this because what I saw was flag waving and aggression, what I heard was hate, not a message. This might not be surmized from the videos above but my own footage should follow on Sunday.
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