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Mock Funeral Includes Many Hearses

March 16, 2009 | | Comments 0

funeral carsNearly 20 funeral cars and hearses gathered at an elementary school in Seal Beach yesterday to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. The organizers used the funeral cars and other visual aids to accomplish the appearance of a mock funeral to garner attention and draw attention to the event.

The funeral cars had yellow pieces of paper attached to them with the word “funeral” printed on them. The pieces of paper also said things like, “how many more,” “end the war” and “4,258 U.S. dead.” In addition to that, one truck had a mannequin dressed in an Army uniform propped up in the back. The mannequin was missing two limbs and had a sign that read, “Bring me home.”

Two dozen people dressed in black gathered in front of the school to hear protestors speak about the war. One person even played “Taps” on the trumpet.

How do you feel about creating mock funerals in protest to the war in Iraq? Is it a good way to get a point across or does it demean what we are trying to do over there? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.

“We have been fighting to stop this war since before it started, and we will continue that fight until our troops are home from Iraq,” explained Ed Garza, an event coordinator with an organization named Military Families Speak Out.

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