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Sandy peace demonstrators celebrate seven-year anti-war

Sandy residents have been advertising peace near the Sandy Fred Meyer


Sunday, Feb. 2, marked seven years since Sandy community members started an ongoing peace vigil along Highway 26.

Every Friday between 4 and 5 p.m., a group of dedicated individuals line the side of the highway at the three-way intersection of 362nd Avenue and Highway 26.

On Friday, Jan. 31, demonstrators invited any and all past participants and community members to join them in hopes that their group would be come even bigger and make that much more of a splash. Despite a slight drizzle, bundled-up citizens braved the Sandy weather with their signs and smiles.

Honks could be heard throughout the intersection as passing residents responded to the many “Honk for peace” signs that were displayed. by: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Honk for peace signs were the reason for several honks in the intersection throughout the hour. Each was met with a smile and a wave.

“There are a lot of peace-mongers out there,” said one sign holder as she held up the sign for peace with her fingers.

The weather did not hinder the colorful flags that were being waved along with the signs, and it surely did not hinder their spirits as demonstrators visited and joked about the professionalism of certain signs.