Sunday, June 15, 2014

Activists Complete their 165-Mile Peace Walk





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One hundred peace activists marched the last 1.1 mile from the gathering space to the Michigan Air National Guard.  It had taken those who started at the Boeing Company headquarters in Chicago 12 days and 165 miles to get there.  Through mostly sunny, moderate days as well as one very rainy day, they walked an average of 15 miles per day.  Each day they were greeted by supporters who wanted to see an end to drone warfare, they were fed by donations to the cause, they were given a thumbs up along the rural highways, and they were shunned by a few, a very few.

People joined and quit the march at various places, but the 16 walkers who made up the core group stood firm every day, walking one foot in front of the other, and not stopping except for a 15-minute break by the side of the road, lunch, and the day's completed miles.

Click here to see a blog about the march

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