After 11 years of making a difference with our regularly scheduled peace vigil, the weekly vigil held on Raritan Ave/Rt 27 north of the Albany Street Bridge in Highland Park ended in May 2015. Thank you to all who came regularly, occasionally, or for specific actions. Thousands have driven by and seen our message, and many have been educated and affected by our presence and our signs. Vigils will be held in the future on an emergency basis.
It began on April 14, 2004 to commemorate those who were killed after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March, 2003. Originally called the Iraq Memorial Wall Vigil, it included huge black panels with the name, age, rank, and date of every U.S. soldier killed. In 2008, the panels of the Wall became too numerous to continue to display on a weekly basis. However, the vigil continued another 6 years.
For any future vigils the Coalition welcomes all who come out to protest endless wars and social injustice issues. Hand made signs are provided or people are welcome to bring their own.