Alert “06880” reader — and longtime political activist Estelle Margolis — writes:
I turn 90 years old this Friday (May 6). The next day, I will be back on the Post Road (Ruth Steinkraus Cohen) Bridge. My return is a birthday present to myself.
Many medical issues prevented my being there in 2015. Also, we had no specific message. It seems like the whole world is spinning out of control. We could not find one message for our signs to make sense.
There are currently 9,800 of our troops in Afghanistan. The plan is to reduce this number in half during 2016. It costs $79.4 billion for one year.
I found the perfect poster. It was done in 1969 by Sister Mary Corita to protest the Vietnam War. It says, “War is not healthy for children or other living things.” That universal message is as valid now as it was then.
It is also appropriate to say “Out of Afghanistan and Iraq NOW!”
The mental and physical harm being done to our young women and men in these 2 countries is devastating. 22 vets come home, can’t deal with life as they left it, and commit suicide every day.
I’m sorry I lost a whole year on the bridge. I know what I’m doing does not save one life, but I feel compelled to do it anyway.
Come join me.