5 YEARS WALKING FOR PEACE! 5 YEARS OF LIES! 5 YEARS OF DEATH! 5 YEARS OF WAR! 5 YEARS OF BLOOD! Are you tired of all this? UNITE with the WALK FOR PEACE! March 25th to 28th, we will be walking the streets from Tijuana to National City; Pt. Loma to Mission Bay; San Diego to Escondido demanding the return of the troops, the exit of military recruiters in the schools and the end to the war in Iraq. Tues, March 25 -: 8 AM - leavingTijuana from Palacio Municipal, crossing the border and continuing via San Ysidro Blvd. arriving at Beyer Blvd trolley station, then converging Civic Center trolley station in National City, walking from City Hall and continuing until E.Plaza Blvd., until arriving at military recruitment Offices at Highland y E.Plaza Blvd.. Continuing until Sweetwater High School, then culminating at the cemetery “La Vista”.Contact: Juan del Rio (619) 665-0538 Wed, March 26 – 8 AM - Leaving flowers at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary, we proceed up Route 209 to Rosecrans Avenue passing by NTC until arriving at MCRD, continuing via Barnett St. To the Old Town Tranit Center, continuing up Rosecrans/East Mission Bay Drive until arriving at Mission Bay High School. We will walk with the students to the nearest military recruitment center. Contact: Juan del Rio (619.665.0538) Thurs, March 27 – 7 AM - Commemorating the Cesar Chavez Breakfast; then walking thru downtown San Diego arriving at the US Federal Building, then walking to San Diego City Hall, then walking to State of California Offices at Front/Ash, proceeding to the County of San Diego Offices. On to San Diego High School.Finally arriving at 6:30pm at Cathedral of St. Paul, 2728 Sixth Street for a commemoritive mass for Jesus Suarez del Solar. A Peace Forum will follow. Contact: Rev. Mary Moreno Richardson 619.298.7261 x332 Fri, March 28 – 8am- Start a the cemetary of Jesus Suarez del Solar (Fifth Year after Death); then go to Orange Glen High School and invite all to the Tree of Life (planted in Jesus’ name) Contact: Fernando Suárez del Solar 858-774-0172
I have walked a lot in this life. I am almost 50 years old I have seen joy; I have seen sadness.
I have lived death I have lived life I have seen the birth of divine creatures And I have felt the lost one, my sons.
And now, at almost 50 years old, I cry for life and death Because it is possible to be dead alive or alive when dead. Just like my son, Alive in his death Alive, yes, because he did not die, he just tracended from this material plane To a spiritual plane
I have felt death in my arms, I have felt life in my heart But today, I have seen the pain of mothers Crying for the loss of their children
Wars bring suffering to all, all cry and nobodies gains We all lose, we all die
That is why today, after 2000 soldier deaths, and more that 100,000 civil deaths I have cried, yes, I have cried like I had not cried in a long time I cried for the pain, for death and for life I have cried for my grandchildren, for the orphans left behind. For the mothers morning the deaths of their children
I can not prevent it; I have not ever allowed my self to cry like I am crying today I never allowed my self scream out my pain I never allowed my self to explode and release my frustration But today I did, and I have cried, I have screamed, I have exploded While 3999 parents cry with me for our looses. While thousands of innocents scream out their pain, While thousands of men explode in frustration, over there in Iraq
I am no poet, not even a skilled writer I am only a father that suffers a great pain With this intense pain in face of the suffering of all That like I have seen the destruction
I apologize, apologize for not doing more For not fighting more to avoid more tears of frustration I apologize for my effort not being more intense, I apologize for letting my tears haze my reason, I apologize.