Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at 4:40 pm in Crosses.
The Lafayette Flag Brigade, the local organizers of the rally at the Crosses of Lafayette, said they were very pleased with today’s turnout.
“I thought it was a huge success,” said Brian Welden. “We were worried that there wouldn’t be a lot of people because it was on Thursday, in the morning, on a work day, but it was a phenomenal success.”
The group is best known for displaying American flags on the El Curtola overpass above Highway 24 on the 11th of each month for the past five years, since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Brigade member Jim Minden said he asked Move America Forward to stop in Lafayette when he heard about the Sacramento-based group’s caravan from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. The Deer Hill Road hillside seemed like the right spot given the ongoing debate over the crosses.