Hi! I'm writing to let you know about a little anti-war performance I didwith my family over Thanksgiving weekend. I heard about this lady on theradio doing it (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5021524)and we copied it.We took toy soldiers and put a label on them that says "bring me home fromIraq for the holidays" and we placed them all over stores -- in Best Buy andthe supermarket - and then customers or employees find them on top ofgranola bars or iPods, etc.The idea is to confront consumers for a brief moment -- to ask them to thinkabout Bush's approach (failure!) and what they're going to do about it. Italso offers an encouragement to other activists, citizens of conscience, andmilitary families, in that someone is doing something to bring soldiershome!So, it's extremely easy (and relatively cheap) to do! Look for toy soldiersat your local dollar, toy, or department store, glue them on to some paper,and write/print "Bring Me Home from Iraq for the Holidays," then walk aroundstores and leave them (in)conspicuously on shelves!We're psyched, we wanna get it in blogs and news media and work a snowballeffect and have this protest-performance-action sweep the nation, and be thenext Cindy Sheehan anti-war strategy.I've started a blog to keep track of where these are popping up. Pleasesend in pictures of actions you've done (or seen):http://homefortheholidaysaction.blogspot.com/.in peace & solidarity,"Femme Egale"
But I have personal experience with the military, and live in a military communityI will state this off the bat most of these guys choose to join to protect our country.Most understood the job details and the responability of deployment. Their families were born into the military family. Or they choose to marry a military person....And even though this guys joined the militaryThey relisted by choice?So I cannot understand the antiwat protesting, about bringing soldiers home for the holidaysWho are doing there jobs they choose to doAnyway that is my rantMy BIL is an enlisted, my step-dad was a former enlisted, my SO is an officer, and I have a variety of friends and family that I know from the military. As a whole they do not support this sort of be protesting....As it is sort of disrespectful to their family memebers serving overseas. I am not sure if people realize this, but we have soldiers in Germany, Korea, Iraq, Afganstain, and various other bases throughtout the world that do not see their families for the holidays?Why not protest US bases on foreign soil?This country wasThose who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.Franklin D. Roosevlet“Men will not fight and die without knowing what they are fighting and dying for.” General Douglas MacArthur