Saturday, August 21, 2004

Buzz in Brattleboro

In Brattleboro quite a buzz was created on the street concerning the exhibit.

It was one of the most emotional stops for the exhibition – many tears. People felt that they should be there. Many people returned every day even though they were not signed up to volunteer.

On the street people were asking each other, "Have you seen the exhibit up at River Garden -- you have to go see it."

The River Garden is a public building – glass on both sides, glass atrium on top and bordering the river separating Vermont from New Hampshire. The boots just dominated the space. The entire community came together

Two women in Vermont came and helped both in Montpelier and Burlington -- they just stopped their lives for five days because it was something that they just had to do. Our AFSC staff person tried to take them out to lunch to thank them. Only one accepted and she just wanted gravy fries. Every time he wanted to thank them, they said, no, thank you for doing this. So many people were honored to be able to work with the exhibit. Everybody is being very selfless when it comes to volunteering for the exhibit.


At 3:54 AM, Blogger Alan Taplow said...

The exhibit made its way from Brattleboro to Montpelier to Burlington, Vermont.

A picture on the Statehouse Lawn in Montpelier is at:

At 7:06 PM, Blogger John Wilmerding said...

In Brattleboro, I affixed an explanatory note to the boots assigned to Jesus Suarez del Solar, indicating that his father Fernando now refers to him as 'The Aztec Warrior' and campaigns internationally against the war. Jesus was killed in the first days of the illegal invasion by illegal US ordnance (cluster bomblet) and the US Marines falsified his cause of death to his father. No wonder Fernando is angry!


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