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CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS (Update: after action report now here)
Move America Forward ^ | Feburary 13, 2004 | Staff

Posted on 02/14/2005 5:59:40 PM PST by Syncro

Edited on 02/14/2005 8:16:02 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TO
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS



PROTEST THE HANGING OF
US SOLDIER IN EFFIGY






Move America Forward Announces Candlelight Vigil to Support Our Troops in Sacramento Neighborhood Where a U.S. Soldier Has Been Hanged (Again) in Effigy

(SACRAMENTO) – The national organization that supports our troops and the war against terrorism, Move America Forward (website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org), has announced a candlelight vigil (7-10 PM on Tuesday evening) to support our troops and to protest the hanging of a soldier in effigy by a couple that resides part-time in the Sacramento area.

The anti-war display hung at the home of Steve and Virginia Pearcy includes a Palestinian and Iraqi flag. This is the second time this week that the couple has hung a U.S. soldier in effigy. Earlier the couple shamefully hung a soldier by a noose with a sign that read “Your Tax Dollars at Work.” The new sign says “Bush Lied. I Died.”

Move America Forward supports the right of free speech. However, the right to speak freely does not mean all words or sentiments should be warmly embraced. The hateful messages that undermine our troops should be treated the same as the hate that spews from the likes of KKK members – we must step forward and make it clear that these voices of hate do not speak for our greater community, and that we will reject them through peaceful assemblies of the community.

WHAT: Move America Forward will conduct a candlelight vigil to support our troops and register our opposition and disgust with the hateful ‘soldier hanged in effigy’ display at the home of Steve and Virginia Pearcy.

WHO: Residents of the Sacramento Area who support our brave troops. Move America Forward’s members (over 100,000 of whom reside in California)

WHERE: In the 2700 block of Marty Way, Sacramento, CA– Sacramento, California 95818

WHEN: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

posted by MoveAmericaForward | 2:34 PM


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Free Republic; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Nevada
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Support our Troops Honor. Try to become a part of this vigil if you can be in the area tomorrow night.

Tuesday February 15, 7 PM to 10 PM

1 posted on 02/14/2005 5:59:41 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro; Ragtime Cowgirl; Radix; HiJinx; Spiff; JackelopeBreeder; Da Jerdge; MJY1288; xzins; ...

If we can't be there we can at least Pray for them.


2 posted on 02/14/2005 6:00:33 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Prayers for the vigil to honor our troops.


3 posted on 02/14/2005 6:02:16 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

Please don't flame, because I like the intent. However, is it just me, or is the idea of candlelight vigils more a "liberal" thing?


4 posted on 02/14/2005 6:04:00 PM PST by rudy45
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To: rudy45

No.


5 posted on 02/14/2005 6:04:38 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Syncro

bump.
6 posted on 02/14/2005 6:04:38 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: MEG33

BTTT! Prayers for our troops and their families.


7 posted on 02/14/2005 6:06:34 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: Syncro
I am, without doubt, THE laziest man on earth, but if I lived anywhere near Sacramento I would be there with bells on and candles burning. So there's no excuse for anyone that lives nearby not to attend.

I hope the gathering's a huge success. And I can't wait to see the wall to wall coverage the MSM gives to the event.

8 posted on 02/14/2005 6:09:08 PM PST by Gumption
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To: Syncro

I'll be with y'all in spirit!!

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9 posted on 02/14/2005 6:12:09 PM PST by viaveritasvita (WHO ARE YOU FOLLOWING? UPON WHAT AUTHORITY DOES HE/SHE SPEAK? DOES HE/SHE SPEAK THE TRUTH? R U SURE?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

ping


10 posted on 02/14/2005 6:13:27 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: BykrBayb

bump for Californians


11 posted on 02/14/2005 6:43:04 PM PST by WVNan
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To: ducks1944; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; TrueBeliever9; anniegetyourgun; maestro; TEXOKIE; ...
Move America Forward Announces Candlelight Vigil to Support Our Troops in Sacramento Neighborhood Where a U.S. Soldier Has Been Hanged (Again) in Effigy


12 posted on 02/14/2005 6:59:41 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: SandRat

Thanks for the ping!


13 posted on 02/14/2005 8:35:54 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Syncro; Admin Moderator; Defender2; Blue Scourge; armyman; Arrowhead1952; darkwing104; ...

This thread was pulled for about 2 hours, now it's back?

Any idea why?

Gremlins?

Support The Troops Ping!


14 posted on 02/14/2005 8:59:02 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I didn't realize it had been pulled. I can't imagine why it would be. That's strange.


15 posted on 02/14/2005 9:01:47 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Syncro; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Support the Troops bump!!

Thanks for the ping Tonk!


16 posted on 02/14/2005 9:02:02 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; SandRat

Thanks for the ping. Bookmarked.


17 posted on 02/14/2005 9:03:26 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


18 posted on 02/14/2005 9:04:25 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Don't know, the mod may have been skittish and waited for Jim to approve. Just a guess mind you. It has been a bit dicey around here of late.
19 posted on 02/14/2005 9:04:29 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Interesting the time loss is in replies 12 - 13 roughly between 7 and 9 pn MST. Are you sure it was pulled? 7 - 8 MST is Extreme Home Makeover "How'd They Do That?" and 8 - 9 MST is 24 that could account for the slowness.


20 posted on 02/14/2005 9:05:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

More like "24". It has a huge following.


21 posted on 02/14/2005 9:09:11 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: SandRat

When I 1st tried to reply it said it was pulled.

Then 2 hours later it was the thread, minus the message.


22 posted on 02/14/2005 9:09:24 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub,Prayer bump.


23 posted on 02/14/2005 9:10:03 PM PST by fatima (Happy Valentine's Day All.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
God Bless Our Great Military
May God Protect Each and All

24 posted on 02/14/2005 9:10:11 PM PST by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY to 2008 Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: Syncro
I put it to all that it should be obvious to everyone that the soldier hung in effigy is BLACK and therefore the Pearcys are obviously guilty of a HATE CRIME! [and no letting them try and say otherwise] and thus they should be arrested and forfeit their house.

I'm sure if everyone who attends the candlelight vigil Tues eve unaminously declares that this is so, [and spreads the word to every blogger and talkshow host] --that the Pearcy's are guilty of a hate crime,-- even their leftist neighbors in Berkeley would take notice and declare the Peary's guilty.

So how about it? Is the effigy that of a black soldier or not?

25 posted on 02/14/2005 9:10:29 PM PST by auzerais
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Hmmmm... skittishness perhaps and a reconsideration.


26 posted on 02/14/2005 9:12:07 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Syncro

Wonderful idea.

I will be with you in spirit.

27 posted on 02/14/2005 9:16:03 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Syncro

Wish I could be there with you and you know as a vet I always support our troops.


28 posted on 02/14/2005 9:24:52 PM PST by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Gumption
"I can't wait to see the wall to wall coverage the MSM gives to the event.'

Take a deep breath, and then let it out.

29 posted on 02/14/2005 9:26:04 PM PST by Radix (This country needs a seriously good buggy whip government subsidy program.)
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To: Syncro; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

30 posted on 02/14/2005 9:33:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~Support Our Troops! ~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ Operation Easter/Passover~2/14/05)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Calpernia; SandRat

Bump!


31 posted on 02/14/2005 10:05:38 PM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: Syncro
I truly wish I could be there.

What a wonderful way to honor the fine people who fight for our country.

32 posted on 02/14/2005 10:07:28 PM PST by TOUGH STOUGH (If starvation & dehydration are painless, make them the method of preference for Capital Punishment.)
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BUMP!

Thanks for the ping, Tonk!

33 posted on 02/14/2005 11:34:18 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: ElkGroveDan

FReepers I will see you there tommorow


34 posted on 02/15/2005 12:50:46 AM PST by 3rdcanyon
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To: Syncro
Bump!, I'll be there in spirit!


http://TroopsSupport.com

35 posted on 02/15/2005 4:39:02 AM PST by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! Now on to local issues: http://VirginiaDreamTeam.com)
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To: Syncro

Be sure to have lots of American Flags to carry with you.


36 posted on 02/15/2005 5:38:49 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: Syncro

I will be there. I'll be wearing my U.S. Navy Vietnam Veterans ball cap


37 posted on 02/15/2005 7:40:13 AM PST by clamper1797 (This Vietnam Vet ain't Fonda Kerry)
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To: Calpernia

Bump!


38 posted on 02/15/2005 8:21:44 AM PST by JLO (Minnesota Nice)
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To: Syncro

...can't be there in person, but am there in spirit--always supporting the troops!

39 posted on 02/15/2005 10:16:38 AM PST by LUV W ("THE ROAD OF PROVIDENCE IS UNEVEN AND UNPREDICTABLE-YET WE KNOW...IT LEADS TO FREEDOM!"GWB 2-2-05)
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To: Syncro

I just heard Sean Hannity say that his show on FNC was going to be out there to report on the vigil, so you FReepers who will be on-site wave to us, and we will be there in spirit with you!


40 posted on 02/15/2005 2:23:06 PM PST by LUV W ("THE ROAD OF PROVIDENCE IS UNEVEN AND UNPREDICTABLE-YET WE KNOW...IT LEADS TO FREEDOM!"GWB 2-2-05)
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To: Syncro

Can't be there in person, there in spirit.

41 posted on 02/15/2005 2:27:13 PM PST by Godzilla (When you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.)
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To: Godzilla

BTTT!!!!


42 posted on 02/15/2005 3:22:04 PM PST by Impeach98
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To: LUV W

This is getting national attention so it is more important than ever that people turn out and support our troops.

We can't let terrorists get the message that American resolve is cracking.


43 posted on 02/15/2005 3:27:50 PM PST by RWGuy
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To: RWGuy

Hey - I can endure a few raindrops (if it is raining at 7:00 PM tonight) if our troops can endure terrorist thugs shooting at them and if the people of 9/11 could endure the Hell they were put through by the Islamo-facists.


44 posted on 02/15/2005 3:45:39 PM PST by Impeach98
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To: Gumption
Mainstream media? I don't know. It's been plugged on every TV station here in Sacramento, on the local news talk/talk radio stations, and on the conservative Internet websites.

Tonight it will be featured on Hannity & Colmes with a live camera (unfortunately the camera will be there before the crowd shows up but you might see me since I work with Move America Forward... me and a buddy will be there early - in the rain if need be!!!)

45 posted on 02/15/2005 3:47:33 PM PST by Impeach98
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I can endure a few raindrops

Looks like the last band of rain for today is moving through Sac. Should be dried out for tonight.

46 posted on 02/15/2005 3:51:34 PM PST by Godzilla (When you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.)
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To: Godzilla
You rock.

My life long dream was to be a meteorologist, but I've been so busy today I've not even hopped on over to the NWS/NOAA page to check the forecast let alone radar image.

You just made my day!

47 posted on 02/15/2005 3:55:34 PM PST by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98

www.kcrachannel.com


48 posted on 02/15/2005 3:56:28 PM PST by Godzilla (When you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.)
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To: Impeach98

let me try the link again
http://www.kcrachannel.com
Yes works better.


49 posted on 02/15/2005 3:57:20 PM PST by Godzilla (When you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.)
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To: clamper1797

Good luck FRiends...By the way, the owners live in Berkeley...


50 posted on 02/15/2005 3:58:24 PM PST by Drango (tag line under repair)
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