Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at 10:37 am in Crosses.
Not all war supporters gathered at the Crosses of Lafayette today are here to protest the crosses erected to represent members of the miltary killed in Iraq.
“I don’t really have an opinion on them, although I don’t think it’s a productive way to show support for the troops,” said Livermore resident Tami Jenkins, whose son Isaac is a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
Jenkins is a member of Blue Stars Moms, one of many pro-military organizations who came to today’s rally organized by Move America Forward, a Sacramento-based group on its way to Washington, D.C.
“I’m here today to show love for the troops,” Jenkins said. “My son chose to serve and I’m proud of him and I’m proud of all the troops for what they’ve sacrificed.”
Many at the rally focused their message on supporting the troops, but some people did express great disdain for the crosses.
“This to me is the worst thing I’ve ever seen. It’s shameless, it’s bigotry,” Danville resident Sherry Perussina said about the hillside. She also has a child in the military.
— Malaika Fraley