Sunday, July 15, 2007
March for Peace, pt. V
Our time with Ashley, Mike and now Tom - "March for Peace" - came to a close yesterday (Saturday) with a music festival and peace rally in Carter Lake Park just outside Omaha, on the Iowa-Nebraska border. Two nights previous to that, I drove out to Ashland to meet Ashley, Mike and Drea after their 20+ mile walk that day. Drea had a new appreciation for what it really means to WALK 1,600 miles! The amazing Miller sisters - Lana and Carol - put the marchers up for the night and prepared a HUGE cook-out for all of us. They live on a gorgeous farm compound with two cows, two pigs and some chickens! We had a great time hanging out, talking, jumping on the trampoline, checking out the farm animals and laughing a lot. One of the great things about this experience has been the way it has connected more of us here in Nebraska! At the Saturday rally, there were booths from progressive groups, a number of bands, a slam poet, speakers on a variety of issues - anti-war, immigration, health care, etc. - and a lot of signs. Here are some pics. Again, I hope you will follow the progress of Mike, Ashley and Tom as they continue their journey to D.C.
Click here: March for Peace
Thanks guys! You made a big impression on all of us here in Nebraska and we won't soon forget your example, your courage or your inspiration! Keep on truckin' for peace...