Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Welcome Sign for Protesters

It Should Be on Every Approach to Washington

Welcome Sign

A year or so ago there was a lot of talk of an anti-war demonstration to be held in Washington. Demonstrations in Washington are very much not news. The sun is shining as I write this so there is probably one going on today. The difference was that there was also talk of damaging sites like the Iwo Jima Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. That was simply going too far!

We who value free speech must remember that the right was secured with blood. With some sense of gratitude for those who secured the rights we hold dear and still defend them today, the idea of this welcome sign was born. I did send a copy to the gentleman who installs the welcome to Virginia signs for VDOT and received no response. Perhaps the praying soldier is a bit too controversial. Please do think about the sign and its inspiration.

FYI: No, I have no plans to impersonate a VDOT sign installer!

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