Dozens of people collected along the intersection of 36th Avenue and Lake Otis Parkway in Anchorage today for what organizers described as a peace rally. The group said drivers gave them more thumbs up and honks than scowls and middle fingers.
Among the signs:
“Why die 4 A lie?
“Support our troops - bring them home!”
And among the war protesters were three women who said their husbands, and in one case, fiancé, are in Iraq as part of the 4th Brigade Airborne Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, which has lost 10 soldiers in the past two weeks.
20-year-old Claire Lettow’s fiancé is with the brigade, southwest of Baghdad, she said. She wore his uniform and a black arm band, and held a sign that read: "Bring my soldier home!"
"I’ll stand out here and face the cold. You know, hell, my fiance’s facing worse," she said.