December 20, 2008
Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara event consisted of a mock cemetery of the US military teen dead, from the Iraq & Afghanistan conflicts. To date we have information on 304, 18 & 19 year old casualties from both conflicts. The “Tombstones” were set up by volunteers from the local Vets for Peace chapter and SBCC students. Visitors to the Beach Front were asked to place a placard of the photo and information of a teen casualty on the “Tombstones.” Information about the cost of war and the immediate withdrawal of troops from both conflicts were given out. In addition a Petition by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation was available to be signed. It is an appeal to President-elect Obama to make a world free of Nuclear Weapons an urgent priority and to assure US Leadership to realize this goal. These petitions will be presented to President Obama on January 20, 2009. Anti-Nuclear Weapons information was also given out. This event was featured in the Santa Barbara Independent.