BELLINGHAM — Hundreds of peace-seekers crammed into the First Congregational Church of Bellingham in a show of solidarity and celebration for the International Day of Peace on Sunday, Sept. 21.
People attended the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center's annual event for countless reasons: Some were protesting the war in Iraq, others were supporting prisoner rehabilitation programs and still some were riding the wave of hope generated by the thought of a new president taking office in January.
"I definitely think that peace day represents the hope people are feeling right now about the election," said Phoebe Wahl, 17, of Bellingham. "People are getting really excited about the change we will hopefully be seeing in our government."
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