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Following “Moral Monday,” Vigil Opposing Proposed Airstrikes Against Syria Planned Near Turchin Center

By Jesse Wood

Sept. 9, 2013. A vigil opposing the proposed airstrikes against Syria is planned for tonight in downtown Boone. 

Photo by Lonnie Webster
In early August, a group turns out on the Jones House steps for “Moral Monday Watauga County.” Photo by Lonnie Webster

The vigil begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, and takes place on the sidewalk off of West King Street in front of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. It follows the regularly occurring “Moral Monday Watauga County” rally on the Jones House steps, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

“Say NO to Airstrikes in Syria! Say NO to further American military intervention in the Middle East. Say NO to more bloodshed in YOUR NAME! Say YES to the ART of PEACE for a change!” the event page states. “Come stand in silent unity as way to SAY NO TO AIRSTRIKES AGAINST SYRIA.”

Click here for more information.

Read what High Country’s representatives in Congress have to about a potential attack on Syria: https://www.hcpress.com/news/high-countrys-representatives-in-u-s-congress-comment-on-syria-and-potential-u-s-military-assault.html.

Here’s a video of U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11) questioning Secretary of State John Kerry on the issue.