Saturday, March 18, 2006

Devastation Everywhere

Marching To New Orleans:

"I am shocked that something like this is happening on American soil and there's still this much destruction here six months later. I'm shocked that so much of this landscape looks exactly like what I saw in Iraq," said Iraq war veteran Michael Blake.

A coalition of people from across the country is participating in "Operation New Orleans."

They're walking 137 miles from Mobile, hoping to shine a spotlight on the continuing needs of the Gulf Coast.

"As veterans, we believe that if we, the military, if we can go around the world building homes and making peace, we surely can do it here at home. First and foremost, we support our troops, but we support our troops when its necessary to support our troops. We feel that the war that we're fighting, the dollars that's being spent on a senseless war, a war that we were lied to about, can truly be spent here at home," said Savin' Our Self director Vivian Felts from Mobile.