From the Southern Illinois University student newspaper, The Daily Egyptian

Katie Lenza, of Carbondale, holds a sign Wednesday at the City Pavilion in Carbondale to recognize the death of the 1000th U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan. While the death toll marked a grim milestone in U.S. soldier casualties, the deaths of more than 50 Afghan civilians have been attributed to U.S. and NATO operations in the last two weeks, according to CNN. Lenza said she has helped the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois, which put on the event, since she attended SIUC several years ago. She said the coalition has held a vigil every Saturday since the war in Afghanistan began. ÒI donÕt think theyÕll ever stop,Ó she said. Genna Ord | Daily Egyptian

If one wonders why I pick SIU, it is because that was the last school I attended.

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