Sorry it has taken so long to get these photos over the
internet. They aren't the best photos -- I was in a rush! -- but
there were hundreds of people that were taking photos of the Peace Ribbon.
A gal from Long Island was so impressed (and saddened) at all the Long
The Atlanta skies cleared up about 10 a.m. The pink
dogwoods, azaleas and cherries were in full bloom -- awesome! A BIG BIG
THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped make the Peace Ribbon happen.
Especially Ronda, Calli, Shamal-Bob, David, Oliver and all those whose name
escapes me now. Your kindness and help with the Peace Ribbon just made me
cry with joy!
Several people inquired about making a panel for a loved one.
One 20 year old fella from Atlanta whose brother died in Iraq was there with his
Auntie. He had never been able to talk about his brother's death or
cry. After reading the panels of the Peace Ribbon he opened up for the
first time and we all had a good cry. They said they would be sending me a
An Atlanta police officer came walking up to "Stick It To George"
cardboard cutout and took a pink slip of paper and wrote "April Fool" and stuck
it on his head -- we all got a good laugh out of that one.
I want to acknowledge how wonderful Ronda and her family in
Atlanta treated us. She made a wonderful dinner for all of us and
made us feel so welcome, so appreciated how far we came, and our tireless
efforts. A lesson some in Codepink could learn from -- treat your
volunteers with respect!
A big WOW WOW WOW for the beautiful panels from Long Island!
Hope to see you all April 29 in New York City; let's find a great place to
display the Peace Ribbon that day.
P.S. Loretta of L.I. -- Please forward to your Long Island gals and
let me know what you hear about the location for the Peace Ribbon April
29. Look forward to hearing from you.