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Nationwide Vigils Call for End of Iraq War

August 18, 2005

Hundreds of candlelight vigils, including this one, held in front of the Ossining High School (slideshow), calling for an end to the war in Iraq lit up the night Wednesday, part of a national effort spurred by one mother’s anti-war demonstration near President Bush’s ranch.

The vigils, attended by many residents of Croton-on-Hudson, were urged by Cindy Sheehan, who has become the icon of the anti-war movement since she started a protest Aug. 6 in memory of her son Casey, who died in Iraq last year.

Sheehan says she will remain outside the president’s ranch until he meets with her and other grieving families, or until his monthlong vacation there ends.


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