A special power was generated in the throngs of people that “marched” in midtown New York, though the word “inched” would be more accurate. The energy was colorful and mostly young – and their creative juices were in their signs and pussyhats.
I was with a friend and we were penned in at the SE corner of 47th Street and Second Avenue – only a block away from the Vets for Peace gathered at First Avenue. Given the crowd separating us, we could have been miles away – not just one block.
I had our Granny banner and we decided to open it and display it for all the other folks who were hemmed in. Folks took photos of it and we chatted about the hats they were wearing or their signs. One woman of about my age saw the banner and said she had to hug me for it because it expressed what she was feeling – that only peace will make for a decent world for the future generations that were around us at that moment.
Once we started to move, we folded the banner away and inched along….it was a wonderful and unique event, and the weather was made for it!
— Nydia Leaf
And elsewhere in NYC other Grannies were on the march:
— Photos – Regina Silvers