South Whidbey peace demonstrators to be recognized

Two South Whidbey peace groups, the Saturday Morning Peace Vigil and the Women in Black, will be honored this weekend.

The public is invited to attend a celebration of these two groups at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Bayview Park and Ride off Highway 525. The event will include refreshments, written materials, music and a short ceremony where there will be a chance to share memories of the groups. Especially invited are the drivers of the many cars who have honked or waved over the years, including those who lifted their middle finger.

The Saturday Morning Peace Vigil began in the summer of 2002 to protest the growing momentum in the U.S. government for war with Iraq in the aftermath of 9/11. It meets at the park and ride every Saturday at 10 a.m.

South Whidbey Women in Black began standing in silent vigil in the summer of 2006, inspired by the Coupeville Women in Black. They meet the first Friday of every month in the late afternoon.


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