The Common Good
July 2004

Bring Them Home

by Rick Reinhard | July 2004

photos by Rick Reinhard

Military families, veterans, and Iraqi-Americans spoke out at the White House in April with a common message: "End the war. Bring the troops home now." They delivered letters to President Bush from military families across the United States and demanded that elected officials act immediately to end the war in Iraq.

Title Photo: Flowers are placed at the White House fence next to a photo of Seth Dvorin, 24, killed in Iraq in February, and his parents.

Right: Larry Syverson speaks out.

Below: Laura Costas, whose brother is in Iraq walks to the White House carrying a banner with photos of all U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq as of Qpril 9. (Estimates of Iraqi casualties, according to Physicians for Social Responsibility, range from 22,000 to 55,000.)

 

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