‘Anti-war mom’ plans Glenwood appearance
August 25, 2005
Iraq war protester Cindy Sheehan, who has received national attention while holding a vigil near President Bush’s Texas ranch, is scheduled to visit Glenwood Springs on Sept. 16″We’ve been trying to get more respectful conversation between people who have different views,” said Jim Chenoweth of the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition. “We are trying to be for peaceful resolution of conflict, instead of war.”Sheehan, whose son, Army Spc. Casey A. Sheehan, was killed in Iraq on April 4, returned to a vigil Wednesday outside President Bush’s ranch in Crawford. She started the vigil Aug. 6.Last week, the “Anti-war mom” – as she has been dubbed by media – traveled to California with her sister after their 74-year-old mother suffered a stroke. Chenoweth is not aware of a change in plans for her Western Slope visit.Chenoweth said Sheehan’s visit was planned before the internationally publicized peaceful protest during Bush’s vacation.