Long Island Events to Mark the 2000th US Military Death in Iraq

Sadly, Tuesday, October 25 marks the day the 2000th solider died in Iraq.

American Friends Service Committee, Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, MoveOn, United for Peace and Justice... are calling for people across the U.S. to stand and say NO to the needless killing of U.S. troops and Iraqis.

People are gathering in communities across the United States to honor those who have died and to say NO to war.

The following vigils are scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th in Suffolk County

Please go to American Friends Service Committee or MoveOn for additional vigils.

As of Tuesday evening, the following events are planned. (We did our best to create as comprehsnive a list as possible.)

Greenport: 4pm Mitchell Park, in front of the carousel

Huntington: 4:30 Park Avenue and Rte. 25A, northwest corner, diagnoally across from Mobile Station

Lindenhurst: 4pm Military Recruiting Station, 195 Wellwood Ave, just south of Lindenhurst LIRR, 1/3 mile norh of Montauk Highway

Melville: 4:30-6:30 Camp Casey Long Island, 135 Pinelawn Rd., in front of the offices of Senators Clinton and Schumer

Patchogue: 4pm Military Recruiting Station, just east of North Ocean Avenue

Sag Harbor: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Sag Harbor Wharf, Route 114 and Main Street

Setauket: 5:30-7:30 Bennetts Rd and Rte 25A, CVS parking lot

Stony Brook: 4:30-5:30 Corner Rte 347 and Border's Bookstore

Reported by Liz Folz