The Granny Peace Brigade was back at the (recently bombed) Recruitment Booth in Times Square. The police assured me that the center was operational. It was raining – some of us had umbrellas; all of us were wet.
We called it a “Knit-In” because we had knitted gloves for the stumps of wounded Iraqi veterans – returning home to learn how to live without an arm or leg. We were knitting in the rain; holding up some of the gloves in plastic bags. Vinie Burrows made a stirring speech as well as
Norman Siegel our wonderful civil liberties lawyer.
We joined the Raging Grannies singing anti/war songs. There was lots of media including CNN, the NY Times and reporters from France and Sweden. We ignored the loud pro-war rabble. Our message was clear: bring the troops home and end the war! We will be in the streets until we have peace. Do join us!
– Roz Boyd