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Peace march held in Ti

I finally got sick of talking to myself, she said. I decided I had to do something. This war cant go on like this. So, Sunkenberg organized a peace march in Ticonderoga March 16 to mark the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the war. About 30 people carried signs and walked from the intersection of Montcalm Street and Champlain Avenue to the Liberty Monument and back, braving a cold wind. This isnt a political statement, its a moral issue, said Sunkenberg, a retired Presbyterian minister. It doesnt matter what party is doing it, the war is wrong. She recalled a candlelight vigil in Ticonderoga four years ago when the Iraq War began. I was against the war from the beginning, she said. We need to talk to people, not fight them. Bob Dedrick Sr. joined the march. The war has gone on too long, he said. I would like to see peace in my lifetime. I think this (march) is great. Ray Tolar, a World War II Marine veteran, attended, but chose not to march. He said he wanted to remind people that terrorism is still a threat and security has a price. Peace comes at a very high price, Tolar said. We enjoy our freedoms because many have been willing to pay that price. The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 met with immediate success. The coalition overthrew Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and occupied Iraq in an attempt to establish a new governmental regime. However, the coalition has been unsuccessful at restoring order to the entire country, leading to asymmetric warfare with the Iraqi insurgency, civil warfare between Sunni and Shia Iraqis, and al Qaeda terror operations. More than 3,200 Americans have been killed fighting in Iraq since the onset of war. Another 24,000 servicemen and women have been wounded.

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