On Saturday May 3 members of several local organizations participated in a reading of the names of our fallen soldiers who died in Iraq. Starting at 12 Noon in front of Sag Harbor's Municipal Building and continuing until 6:30pm the names, rank, hometown and date of death were read out.
A sign prepared by the East End Vets organization and the Marine Corp and U.S. flags were displayed. Passersby were mostly respectful of the intent of the readers who were, as far as we know, all members of groups who have been opposing the Iraq war.
At 6:30 pm the names of those who died up to 18 August 2006 had been read. This is about 60% of the now 4073 members of the Army, Navy, Marines and National Guard who died in Iraq.
Another reading is scheduled for East Hampton on May 25 of Memorial Day weekend.