If you are driving on Rt. 100 there is a small, but powerful, memorial, to those who died in Iraq which may be seen by the roadside. About two years ago, peace activists in Vermont decided to erect in a field of wildflowers tiny white flags. Each white flag memorializes the death of a single American soldier in Iraq. Russ Bennett said: “We put it here because we wanted a way to have the cost of the war be visible to everyone, however you feel about it.” Some thieves did attempt to steal the flags, but all 3,723 are there today. The flags are maintained by Vietnam War veteran Ned Kelley and his son who just returned from serving in Iraq.
I doubt if President Bush or any member of his entourage will ever take the time for a drive in Vermont.