west virginia patriots for peace logo
Member of the
West Virginia
Peace and Justice Network

West Virginia Patriots for Peace

An organization dedicated to mobilizing West Virginians
to reclaim and defend American values
of peace, justice and democracy at home and abroad.

west virginia patriots for peace poster
What We Believe
National Service Info
Senator Byrd Speeches
LOOK! Events & Actions
News & Media Center
Our Board
Resource Links
Make a Donation

no war no more west virginia patriots t-shirts
No War No More
WV Patriots For Peace
t-shirts now available.

Archived Events and Actions - 2009   2008 |  20072006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

2007 Events and Actions

July 27th, 2007 - PATRIOTS FOR PEACE WEEKLY FRIDAY VIGIL (this is a non-partisan action entering its 4th year)
posted on:     July 26, 2007    2:05am EDT

Charleston, WV - Patriots For Peace Display the Wall of Remembrance.

WHO: HILLARY CLINTON in Chas. for fundraising luncheon at Marriott at 1 p.m. Fri.; NATIONAL PRESS will be with her.

WHAT: PATRIOTS FOR PEACE WEEKLY FRIDAY VIGIL (this is a non-partisan action entering its 4th year)

WHY: All candidates coming here should see the Wall, pay tribute to the soldiers who have died, and be accountable for those who are still in Iraq.

WHERE: Charleston, on Lee St. across from Marriott Hotel, outside Macy's.

WHEN: FRIDAY, JULY 27, NOON--1:30 p.m.

RAIN OR SHINEŢ(It is possible that we'll stay slightly longer if Sen. Clinton has not viewed the Wall before the luncheon, although attendees WILL have seen it upon entry. We should know more by Thursday and will advise.)

WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Patriots has invited Sen. Clinton to step outside and pay tribute to the fallen, and view the WALL IN ITS ENTIRETY (that's where YOU come in) which shows what this foreign 'policy' has wrought.

WHAT WE WANT: IF Sen. Clinton should come and view the Wall and speak to any of us, what Patriots wants is simple and direct: BRING THEM HOME---NOW!!! TROOPS OUT BY APRIL '08---STARTING NOW!

WHAT WE NEED: About 15 more people, to be sure entire Wall is up whether Sen. Clinton views it BEFORE or AFTER the lunch.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a camping stool or lawn chair if you like. We'll have water on site.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN BE THERE (we have about 38 commitments so far, but sometimes folks have to cancel at last minute).

Please be on time, and LET US KNOW. Many thanks!!!
Paul Sheridan, President, WV Patriots for Peace
Rev. Jim Lewis, chair of Vigil Committee

Send response to:
Robin Godfrey rlgdfry@yahoo.com
or call work 344-3440 or 344-3489; home 346-3303; cell 552-2567

West Virginia Patriots for Peace

posted on:     July 18, 2007    2:45am EDT

Charleston, WV - Patriots For Peace - The West Virginia petition calling on Congress to end the US war in Iraq is reaching out to new people.

Many people are so fed up with the war they are glad to do something active to voice their feelings. Petitions should be mailed to the Patriots for Peace mail box listed on the bottom of the petition. A copy of the petitions will be given to the appropriate Congress person and to Senators Byrd and Rockefeller. Please return your petition as soon as it is completed. The deadline for sending them in is August 31, 2007.

download the petition.

Paul Sheridan, president
West Virginia Patriots for Peace

posted on:     July 3, 2007    11:45pm EDT

Charleston, WV - Patriots For Peace - Rally at Capito Office

When: 10:00-11:00am on Wednesday, July 4th

Where: In front of Shelly Moore Capito's office, 4815 McCorkle Avenue , Kanawha City



President Bush is coming to Martinsburg on the 4th of July to speak to the National Guard and their families. He has closed the program to everyone but republican officials and friends, inviting democratic representatives at the last minute. Capito will be there, but state senator Unger and Senators Rockefeller and Byrd declined their last-minute invitations.

This is a highly political occasion and considering the 4th of July is about the birthday of the USA founded on the constitution that the Bush administration has been disrespecting and dismantling, it is an ironic choice of dates.

The fact that the event is closed to the public on our National Day of Independence is in keeping with what has become a pattern of this administration. Our president appears in public less and less and separates himself from the American people through invitation only events and internal memos and booklets identifying ways to keep protesters and anyone else critical of this administrations' policies away from events and rallies at which he speaks. We have witnessed this unconstitutional and heavy handed approach during a Republican rally in Charleston when two people wearing anti -Bush t-shirts were arrested and removed after they refused to change their shirts.

Is this acceptable to Americans who cherish the values on which this country was formed?

We will gather at 10:00 am tomorrow (July 4th) at Representative Capito's office in Kanawha City:

  • To protest being locked out of the Martinsburg event at which we would have liked to respectfully ask about the Bush administration's lack of protection of and support for the lives and health (mental and physical) of the military and their families
  • To point out the hypocrisy of President Bush creating such a situation on the 4th of July
  • To read portions of the Declaration of Independence

Please join us!

Paul Sheridan, president
West Virginia Patriots for Peace

May 3, 2007 - NO ENDLESS WAR
posted on:     May 2, 2007    8:50pm EDT

Charleston, WV - Patriots For Peace, Citizen Action Group and the WV AFL-CIO "No Endless War" Rally

5:15 pm on Thursday, May 3rd

Byrd Federal Building in Charleston WV

Four years to the day since he declared "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq, Bush has vetoed the Congressional bill setting a timetable to begin the process of withdrawing US troops from Iraq.

Patriots For Peace, Citizen Action Group and the WV AFL-CIO will gather at 5:15 pm on Thursday, May 3rd, at the Byrd Federal Building in Charleston, to say "NO ENDLESS WAR"!!

Please join us!

(There have been some erroneous national notices suggesting that this demonstration will be on Wednesday, or that there will not be a demonstration in Charleston. This demonstration will take place in Charleston, but it will be on Thursday.)

Paul Sheridan, president
West Virginia Patriots for Peace

April 27, 2007 - WV Citizen Action Group's Annual Spring Dinner
posted on:     April 21, 2007    8:30pm EST

Charleston, WV - CAG Annual Awards Dinner at Coonskin Park Clubhouse

Join the progressive community to celebrate 33 years of Citizen Action in West Virginia and to honor the life-long accomplishments of our award winners!

5:30 PM - Reception with music and hors d'oeuvres. Bid on interesting & eclectic items in Silent Auction.

6:30 PM - Buffet/Drinks/Great Food. Sample taste delights from our expansive buffet.

7:15 PM - Annual Awards:

In Defense of Democracy - Rev. Jim Lewis

Don Marsh Public Service - Richie Robb

8:00 PM - Auction, Dessert, Music and Mingling. Check out our world famous auction, delicious desserts and share the evening with progressive friends.

For more info, call 304-346-5891 or e-mail linda@wvcag.org. Tickets are $40/person. You can send checks to: 1500 Dixie Street, Charleston, WV 25311 or make credit card donation online at www.wvcag.org.

Paul Sheridan, president
West Virginia Patriots for Peace

April 21, 2007 - Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston
posted on:     April 17, 2007    11:30pm EST

Charleston, WV - Rahall to Speak on Iraq

West Virginia Congressman Nick J. Rahall, who recently traveled to the Middle East with Speaker Nancy Pelosi as part of a congressional delegation, will be the featured speaker at a public forum on Iraq.

The forum will occur on Saturday, April 21, 2006, from 9:30-11:00 AM, and will be held at Christ Church United Methodist located at 1221 Quarrier Street in downtown Charleston, WV.

The forum is sponsored by the West Virginia Council of Churches, West Virginia Citizen Action Group, West Virginia Patriots for Peace, West Virginia AFL-CIO, and the American Friends Service Committee. Bishop Grove from the West Virginia Council of Churches will moderate the event.

Printable flier - Please join us!

Paul Sheridan, president
West Virginia Patriots for Peace

For more information please contact Ted Boettner at 304.346.5891 or ted@wvcag.org

March 17th, 2007 - State Capitol Rotunda in Charleston
posted on:     March 13, 2007    3:12pm EST

Charleston, WV - End the Iraq War rally

On Saturday, March 17th, at 2:00 pm at the State Capitol Rotunda in Charleston, Patriots For Peace will be gathering to remember 4 years of US occupation of Iraq, to mourn the tragic losses and to demand an end to this failed Bush policy.

We will gather under 1000 peace cranes hanging from the Rotunda Well, and surrounded by the names of over 3000 US service men and women who have lost their lives.

Please join us.

Paul Sheridan, president
WV Patriots for Peace

West Virginia Patriots for Peace
For more information, email contact@wvpatriotsforpeace.org, or call at 304.345.0427.

February 28, 2007 - Charleston Municipal Court
posted on:     March 1, 2007    9:45am EST

Charleston, WV - A Statement to the Charleston Municipal Court from The Reverend Jim Lewis February 28, 2007

Your honor, I would like to plead not guilty to the charge of trespassing and, if it pleases the court, to offer a statement addressing that charge.

My Statement

On Friday, February 16, I, along with four other board members of West Virginia Patriots for Peace, knocked on the door of Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito's office in Kanawha City. We were there to deliver a letter to her from West Virginia Patriots for Peace.

Once inside the office, I handed the letter to a staff member and requested that she fax it to the Congresswoman, who was in Washington preparing for a crucial vote on a resolution in the House of Representative, which opposed President Bush's plan to send 21,500 more troops to fight in Iraq. It was a resolution Ms. Capito, prior to the vote, had publicly stated she would not support.

A portion of that letter is worthy of the court's attention. It may help to explain the events that led to the issuance of a citation for trespassing.

'We are here, as we have been since this war began, to support the troopsˇsupport them by refusing to escalate this war by sending more troops into the chaos that now exists in Iraq.

We are here today to sit in your waiting room. We are waiting for that moment when the vote will be taken. We are waiting for you to change your mind and cast a vote in support of this resolution.

You have been joined at the hip with President Bush since the very start of this war. You voted to give him the power to wage war. You have supported him over and over again, even when the evidence for going to war was shown to be bogus. You have remained mute while the war spiraled out of control, and our troops found themselves in the midst of a civil war. Not once have you said that it was a mistake for you to have supported this war. And now, you are on the verge of voting to escalate the war.

But there is still time for you to have a change of heart. We will wait here, in a respectful and peaceful manner, hoping and praying that your heart will be moved to vote in favor of this resolution.

We wait.'

And wait, we did. After delivering the letter, the four of us took seats in the waiting room.

You must understand, however, that we were not merely waiting for the result of the vote in the House of Representatives, and to see how Representative Capito would vote on Presidents Bush's plan to escalate the war in Iraq.

We were also waiting, along with our neighbors who have loved ones in Iraq, for our troops to come home.

We were waiting for Mr. Bush to recognize the growing public sentiment against escalating the war and, therefore, cancel his plans to send more troops to Iraq.

We were waiting for a new plan to end the war and bring peace to Iraq - a plan based upon negotiations rather than warfare.

We were waiting, in a prayerful way, out of respect for our more than 3,000 troops who have died in the war, the more than 20,000 U.S. wounded, the large number of dead and wounded Iraqis, and the million or more refugees created as a result of this war.

After waiting six hours, one of Representative Capito's aides informed the five of us that the resolution had passed, but that Representative Capito had voted against it, thereby supporting President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.

At that point, I made the decision to continue to wait, in order for Representative Capito to explain and account for the inconsistencies surrounding her public statements, in light of her decision to vote against the resolution. I felt that she owed her constituency an explanation for her vote.

You see, prior to casting that crucial vote, Representative Capito had said this:

She said, that that sending more troops to Iraq would simply put them in "very precarious situations to try to settle a situation that really doesn't affect our vital national interest."

In answer to the question of whether the President's plan is the right way to go, she replied, "No, I don't think this is the solution to the problem."

The introduction of 21,500 more troops into Iraq, called the "surge," would not, said Ms. Capito, make America safer.

After ten hours of waiting in the Kanawha City office of Representative Capito, with a staff member of her Washington office present, three members of the Charleston Police Department arrived to tell me that I would have to leave the office.

I told them I was waiting and would not leave. I told them that the troops could not leave Iraq, so I could not, in good conscience, leave the office of someone who participated in sending them there, keeping them there, and adding more bodies to the fray.

In effect, I was saying that my occupation of that waiting room was a response to the fact that our troops were occupying Iraq.

Your honor, I find it ludicrous that I have been charged with a citation for trespassing.

Mr. Bush has received no citation for trespassing in Iraq.

Ms. Capito has received no citation for having been an accessory to our trespassing in Iraq.

No one in the CIA, or the Bush Administration, has received a citation for trespassing on international law, and the human rights of prisoners, for having shipped over a thousand prisoners to other countries where they are being tortured.

No one in the Justice Department has received a citation for having trespassed on the Constitution by using illegal wiretaps and surveillance techniques to spy on U.S citizens.

No one in Congress has received a citation for having trespassed on U.S. taxpayers by allocating billions upon billions of dollars, many of them squandered illegally, for a war that threatens the very soul of our nation.

I find it almost Jon-Stewart-laughable that Mr. Paul Bremer, former Director of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for postwar Iraq, doled out billions of dollars - 360 tons of money - to various people and agencies in Iraq, without any accountability.

I find it worthy of a political cartoon that Mr. Bremer has received a citation from President Bush, the Presidential Medal of Honor, yet has not received a citation for having trespassed on our country's moral and legal integrity.

All this, and yet I am being held accountable for having waited in my Congresswoman's office for answers about this war - answers due, in the name of accountability, to the people here in West Virginia.

Your honor, I thank you for having allowed me to explain myself, along with the intentions of West Virginia Patriots for Peace.

I want to commend the City of Charleston police who escorted me from Representative Capito's office. They were in every way courteous and professional.

I want to apologize for any trouble, inconvenience or anxiety I may have caused the staff at Representative Capito's office.

My fervent hope is that everyone involved in this situation will come to understand that my actions were motivated by conscience, a sense of duty to my God and to my country, and, last but not least, my concern for all peace-loving people who work and pray for an end to this war.

Reverend Jim Lewis
WV Patriots for Peace

West Virginia Patriots for Peace
For more information, email contact@wvpatriotsforpeace.org, or call at 304.345.0427.

February 28, 2007 - Support of The Rev. Jim Lewis
posted on:     February 26, 2007    10:58 pm EST

Charleston, WV - To: The Charleston Municipal Court
From: The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia

This communication comes to attest that the Rev. Jim Lewis is an Episcopal priest in good standing, resident in the Diocese of West Virginia. As such, he agreed at his ordination to "proclaim by word and deed the Gospel of Jesus Christ". It is our understanding in the Episcopal Church that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a Gospel of peace.

In his action of "sitting in" at Shelley Moore CapitoÝs office on February 16, he was following the tenants of the Church that call for promoting peace and non-support of war. Father Lewis was speaking out specifically against the war in Iraq, consistent with the voice of the Episcopal Church against unjust war. The war in Iraq does not meet the "Just War" criteria. Beginning with St. Augustine in the early 7th century, the church has supported the Just War criteria in evaluating acts of defense and aggression. Three basic conditions for a just war were established at that time, and elaborated upon over the centuries. The three basic conditions for a just war include: authorized authority, just cause, and rightful intention. Although President Bush is clearly our authorized authority in the US according to just war conditions, "just cause" and "rightful intentions" have not been adhered to in this war.

In his endeavor to serve as a prophetic voice, father Lewis has repeatedly attempted to speak with our elected leadership to vote the "will of the people" rather than the will of the Party. When that failed, due to an unwillingness to listen to the electorate, Father Lewis proceeded to remain in Congresswoman Moore CapitoÝs office until such time as he spoke with her, or was removed.

As Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, I strongly support Father Lewis in his message, and in his actions.

The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer
Bishop of West Virginia

February 26, 2007 - TAKE ACTION: We urge you to contact Shelley Moore Capito.
posted on:     February 26, 2007    10:58 pm EST

Charleston, WV - Patriots for Peace occupy Capito office, call on Capito to be accountable for her Iraq position.

On Friday, February 16, five members of West Virginia Patriots For Peace delivered a letter to the Charleston offices of Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, asking her to act upon her expressed concern about the Bush surge by voting for the House Resolution opposing the surge. The letter stated that Patriots For Peace had been waiting for Congresswomen Capito to stand up to Bush regarding the War in Iraq, and that on this occasion they intended to wait in her office waiting room.

All that week, members of Congress had debated a non-binding resolution which (1) expressed support for the US troops in Iraq, and (2) expressed opposition to Bush's plan to "surge" the number of US troops in Iraq.

On Thursday, February 15, Capito had spoken against the resolution. She stated her support for the troops. Then she stated that she had ¤grave concerns" about Bush╠s announced plans for a troop surge. But she said that she would vote against the non-binding resolution because she would not restrict funds needed by our military leaders to carry out their mission.

While five members of Patriots sat quietly in Capito╠s waiting room, about 50 Patriots gathered outside, to demand that if Capito really supported the troops, and if Capito really opposed Bush╠s surge, that she vote for the non-binding resolution which did nothing more than state these two positions.

In response to the "occupation" of Capito╠s office, her staff locked the office, refusing to open the door even for reporters who came to see what was going on and wanted to talk with the staff. Capito sent in a staffer from the DC office, who informed the "occupation" that he was prepared to spend the weekend if they chose to, but that he would wait them out.

Later that day, The US House of Representatives voted in the resolution, passing it 246 to 182. Capito voted against the resolution. About 4:00 pm, four of the five Patriots members left the offices. Rev. Jim Lewis refused to leave, telling the staff worker that he was acting in solidarity with the American soldiers in Iraq who had no choice but to sustain their occupation; and that Capito owed her constituents an explanation as to who she refused to vote for this straight forward House Resolution if in fact she supported the troops and was against the surge.

About 7:30 pm Rev. Lewis was arrested by Charleston Police officers, removed from Capito's offices, issued a citation for trespassing, and ordered to appear in Court on Wednesday, February 28 at 3:30 pm. Rev. Lewis later told the Gazette that he was calling on Capito to come home, face her constituents and explain her position and her vote.

At 10:30 that night, about 30 Patriots gathered outside Capito's office, in support of the day's "occupation" and in vocal opposition to Capito's two-faced "positions."

In the days since, South Charleston Mayor Richie Robb, in response to Rev. Lewis's request that Capito face her constituents on this issue, wrote to Representative Capito and to Patriots For Peace, offering the use of the South Charleston Recreational Center in order to hold a public forum. He also offered the assistance of the City of South Charleston and the South Charleston Police in facilitating the forum. Patriots For Peace has already answered with its support for the idea.

On Wednesday, February 28 at 3:30 pm at the Charleston Municipal Court, Charleston City Hall, at Virginia and Court Streets, Rev. Jim Lewis will answer to the charges of trespass.



The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito
U. S. House of Representatives
1431 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
fax 202-225-7856

The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito
U. S. House of Representatives
4815 MacCorkle Ave., SE
Charleston, WV 25304
fax 926-8912


2. IF YOU ARE ABLE, COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR REV. LEWIS. 3:30 pm on Wednesday, February 28th, at the Charleston Municipal Court, Virginia and Court Streets.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Paull Sheridan
WV Patriots for Peace

West Virginia Patriots for Peace
For more information, email contact@wvpatriotsforpeace.org, or call at 304.345.0427.

February 14, 2007 - Urge Shelly Moore Capito to vote opposing the "Surge"
posted on:     February 13, 2007    10:23 pm EST

Charleston, WV - The House of Representatives is debating this week the Bush plan for an Iraq "Surge" in troop levels.

This is a crucial time to act.

Despite the electoral repudiation of his failed war, and sharp critique by the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, Bush is now seeking to escalate the war by sending more troops.

The House of Representatives is debating the Bush plan this week. Shelly Moore Capito has expressed "reservations" about the surge. But we want to know: Is Shelly Moore Capito going to take a stand to end Bush's tragic war by voting against his "surge?"

Her staff informs Patriots For Peace that she is waiting to make up her mind. We are waiting for her answer. Because this is so important, we intend to wait in her waiting room.

Beginning on Wednesday, February 14th, we will have a presence at her local office in Charleston each morning when the office opens, where we will wait to get a clear answer to the question: Is she going to oppose the surge?

Your personal involvement in opposing the war has never been more important than now.

Patriots for Peace Action steps:

1. Call Shelly Moore Capito this week. If you can, call her each day this week.

Her Charleston Office number is 925-5964.

Tell her staff to relay the message: Vote to oppose sending more troops. Vote for no permanent US bases. Insist that the President begin the process of bringing the troops home.

2. Please help us wait in Capito's waiting room. If you can help us wait for Capito, which will mean donating an hour or two during regular business hours Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, email John Doyle at jwildo@suddenlink.net, and let him know the days and times of your availability.

3. If Capito votes to support Bush's War, we need you to join us outside of Representative Capito's Charleston office, perhaps on short notice, to demonstrate our opposition to the surge. We will keep you posted. We expect a vote on Friday, but the need to act may come at any day and we want you to be ready.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Paul Sheridan
WV Patriots for Peace

West Virginia Patriots for Peace
For more information, email contact@wvpatriotsforpeace.org, or call at 304.345.0427.

February 13, 2007 - The Ground Truth in Iraq
posted on:     February 5, 2007    1:53 pm ET

Charleston, WV - Independent journalist Dahr Jamail discusses the current situation in Iraq and future US plans in the Middle East - "The Ground Truth in Iraq".

Sponsored by Seneca 2 and Political Science Department at WVSU , WV Council of Churches and WV Patriots for Peace

Dispatches at http://www.dahrjamailiraq.com/

WHEN: February 13, 2007, 7:00pm

WHERE: At West Virginia State University Union in Institute, West Virginia.

In late 2003, weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq , Jamail, a fourth-generation Lebanese American who grew up in Houston, decided he could sit at home, depressed and angry, or he could take action. He bought a laptop computer, a digital camera, and a plane ticket and went to Iraq to report on the war himself. He is unimbedded and out of the Green Zone. His dispatches were quickly recognized as an important media resource.

He is now writing for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times and many other outlets. His reports have also been published with The Nation, The Sunday Herald, Islam Online, the Guardian and the Independent to name just a few. Dahr's dispatches and hard news stories have been translated into French, Polish, German, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Turkish. On radio as well as television, Dahr reports for Democracy Now!, the BBC, and numerous other stations around the globe. Dahr is also special correspondent for Flashpoints.

Seneca 2 takes its name from those who, in 1848, convened in Seneca Falls, New York to hold the government accountable to the people. We, like they, think it is time for the people to act.

Paull Sheridan
WV Patriots for Peace

West Virginia Patriots for Peace
For more information, email contact@wvpatriotsforpeace.org, or call at 304.345.0427.

January 27, 2007 - West Virginians Are On The March!
posted on:     January 25, 2007    5:35 pm ET

Charleston, WV - Our Message: No Escalation of the War in Iraq

WV Patriots For Peace is joining in the United for Peace and Justice National March, in Washington D. C., on Saturday, January 27, 2007.


West Virginia meet up:

At 9:00 am, we will meet at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall (at the Washington Monument end, near 21st St. and Constitution Ave.) where we will display the Wall of Remembrance.

We need your help to hold the Wall of Remembrance! Please RSVP to haning2@verizon.net to let us know that you will be there.

At 11:00 am we will be on the Mall, across Jefferson Drive from the Smithsonian Castle, near the Smithsonian Metro Stop, to display the Wall of Remembrance and join the march.


There will be vans leaving from Charleston on Friday, January 26th at 4 pm, and returning on Saturday night, after the march. To reserve a seat, contact Bob or Rosemary at rosemary.lockhart@gmail.com.
Paull Sheridan
WV Patriots for Peace

West Virginia Patriots for Peace
For more information, email contact@wvpatriotsforpeace.org, or call at 304.345.0427.

January 1, 2007 - Special Event Notice: Candlelight Vigil in Recognition Of 3,000 U.S. Troop Deaths in Iraq
posted on:     January 1, 2007    11:05 pm ET

Charleston, WV - Candlelight Vigil in Recognition Of 3,000 U.S. Troop Deaths in Iraq

The number of troops killed in Iraq has now reached 3,000.

West Virginia Patriots for Peace, a network of over 1,500 people across West Virginia, will be holding a candlelight vigil to honor those men and women. Plans for future action will also be announced.

* When: Wednesday, January 3

* Where: Robert C. Byrd Federal Building & Courthouse - 300 Virginia Street in Charleston.

* Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Jim Lewis
WV Patriots for Peace

West Virginia Patriots for Peace
For more information, email contact@wvpatriotsforpeace.org, or call at 304.345.0427.

Rev. Jim Lewis statement 02/28/2007
Photo: Gary Zuckett

Rev. Jim Lewis interview 02/28/2007
Photo: Gary Zuckett

Peace Memorial 06/27/2006
Photo: Rhonda McNamara

Peace Memorial 06/27/2006
Photo: Rhonda McNamara

Peace Memorial - Parkersburg Crosses 04/10/2006

Peace activists gathered to display the Wall of Remembrance, commemorating the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War 03/18/2006
photo courtesy of Vivian Stockman

Karl Rove Comes to Town 02/23/2006
WV Patriots for Peace gather outside the Civic Center in Charleston to call attention to the more than 2000 dead American troops listed on our Wall of Remembrance.

Karl Rove Comes to Town 02/23/2006

Karl Rove Comes to Town 02/23/2006

WHY 2K? - 2000 Fatalities 10/27/2005
Observance Vigil at congresswoman Capito's office, calling for action to bring troops home now.

WHY 2K? - 2000 Fatalities 10/27/2005
Observance Vigil at congresswoman Capito's office.

WHY 2K? - 2000 Fatalities 10/27/2005
Observance Vigil at congresswoman Capito's office. How many more?
photo courtesy Libby Southern

UC Forum 3/21/2005
"Iraq - How Long Should We Stay?"
President Ed Welch, speakers and full house!

UC Forum 3/21/2005
"Iraq - How Long Should We Stay?"
Speakers Monty Warner and David Mills

Inauguration Day Vigil 1/20/2005
The Wall of Remembrance

Inauguration Day Vigil 1/20/2005
We Support Our Troops - Bring Them Home!

Inauguration Day Vigil 1/20/2005
Crowd at the Robert C. Byrd Courthouse

The Wall of Remembrance

what we believe | national service info | senator byrd speeches | events & actions | news & media center | board | resource links | donations | contact us | home

west virginia patriots for peace logo
WV Patriots for Peace, P. O. Box 3482, Charleston, WV 25334