Skip to comments.Vigil held in Bisbee in support of Texas mother (Bisbee -CPUSA AZ HQs)
Posted on 08/18/2005 6:15:10 PM PDT by SandRat
BISBEE - More than 50 people Wednesday night ignored the steady rain in their candlelight vigil that was held at Grassy Park to support Cindy Sheehan.
Sheehan is a mother who lost a son in Iraq, and she has been camped out near President George Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch in hopes she will get to speak to him again.
Valerie Stephens, one of the organizers of the vigil, said it was held to support Sheehan.
"We need to make people aware of this incredibly brave person, a grieving mother who has finally managed to focus interest on what is happening in Iraq," she said.
Stephens said after finding out there was no vigil in the area, decided to hold one herself.
"Let folks realize what Cindy Sheehan is doing in support of her son," Stephens said.
Stephens said she was not surprised at the turnout, but conceded she was a little worried with all the rain that fell in Bisbee Wednesday evening.
"This is the third vigil we have had in the last year," she said.
"We have always had a terrific turnout."
She said the vigil can only help Sheehan's cause.
"In Cindy Sheehan's name, let's put this woman's name on the map," she said.
Karen Corey, a Bisbeeite for 25 years, said she came to the vigil for peace.
"That is as far as it goes," she said, adding that is what everyone seeks.
Carol Hayes said she heard about the vigil from a friend and had to attend.
"Someone is doing something. This woman gave of (herself) so let's support her," Hayes said. "It's about damn time."
Bisbee resident Albert Lucero said there were no organizers for the vigil and added it was done mostly by word of mouth.
"We are a community," he said. This is all about Cindy and the war."
Sierra Vistan Don Young and his wife also came down to Bisbee for the vigil.
"We came out because we feel this war is a fatal error," he said. "It seems to me that staying (in Iraq) is not accomplishing anything except more killings."
Rob Richards, a Bisbee resident who is a minister at the the Unitarian Church in Sierra Vista, said one of the reasons he came out was to be part of the movement that Sheehan started.
"I think she has paved the way for people coming out and standing up for their beliefs," Richards said.
"I think she is asking some very important questions."
Stephen told the people who came out to the vigil that they are seeking 20-plus people to take a bus to Crawford, Texas, to help support Sheehan and her cause.
Stephens asked for names and telephone numbers of people who are interested. She said she will contact them soon with more information.
Why am I not surprised?
"It's all about Cindy"
My ass. It's all about Casey, who gave his life for something he believed in. Casey's name is not mentioned anywhere in this article, not in any of the numerous quotes from so many 'supporters'.
They tell their lies with what they don't say.
Hey, moron! As a minister, you should already be part of a "movement," not desperately in search of one! Oh, wait, I get it now. He's Unitarian.
Unitarianism: religion for those who don't really have time for all those rules and beliefs and stuff...
Hippies and the trash they whelped.
Yep, and the trash they whelped.
There is no picture posted so I'm a little skeptical about that "more than 50" number. Probably less than 20. You just can't believe the "media."
"Rob Richards, a Bisbee resident who is a minister at the the Unitarian Church in Sierra Vista, said one of the reasons he came out was to be part of the movement that Sheehan started."
All of the usual suspects!
Bisbee, hippie stargate time warp.
Vigil held in Bisbee in support of Texas mother
Just another example of why Sheehan is nothing but an ineffective media manufacture freak show. Guess the Moveon created "Rosa Parks of the Anti-War movement" isn't the hugh success they were hoping for. Guess Moveon better go pack to the PR firm that is managing Cindy and get a refund.
Too funny, I lived in Bisbee as a kid, back when the mine was still active. Now I would ask, "who brought the weed"?
The town dried up after the PD mine closed and the hippes and 'artists' took over - oh, and it still has Dot's Diner, cool place to eat.
Yep he'd fit right in there.
For what it's worth I think the best place to eat is Cafe Roka in Bisbee that's about the only good thing left in the town.