2003 Eureka Peace March
March 15, 2003
VFP Chapter 56 member Len Davis
addresses the crowd at pre-march rally
in front of the Municipal Auditorium in Eureka.
Thousands gathered to march against Bush's war machine
and his administration's planned invasion of Iraq.
The Eureka Times Standard estimated 2500 marched.
Participants' estimates were higher.
Much creativity and passion was reflected
in the messages people carried.
Drummers from local Native American tribes
head up the march.
VFP Chapter 22 Garberville and Chapter 56 Humboldt Bay
came next with their Wage Peace banner.
Vietnam veteran Brian Willson leads the VFP
contingent on his hand cycle.
The peace march as seen from various perspectives.
Women in Black vigilers silently greet marchers
as they move past the County Courthouse.
Dave Meserve proudly carries the big balloon created by him and partner Betsy Roberts.