What was said at the Peace and Unity Rally

August 29, 2004

The following are quotes from a peace and unity rally held Saturday at Antietam National Battlefield:

"The main goal, I think, was to give people an opportunity to express ... the diversity of the community. We appreciate other people and we're not full of hate and anger."

- Jerry Randell, 42, Sharpsburg, organizer of a peace and unity rally held to

counteract the KKK event

"They (KKK members) have a right to their opinions. We're supporting this kind of thing. Emphasizing peace and getting along instead of division."

- Glenn Rohrer, 80, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

"We're here not to protest. We're here to show our love and be a part of bringing everyone together."

-Diane Colley, Greencastle, Pa., member of the Worship Warriors dance group

"I feel sadness about it because of what the Klan has represented over time. And it's still here representing that and that saddens me because we have come far is people's awareness and rights."


-Irene Smith, 48, Boonsboro

"We believe in love not hate in Washington County."

- Slogan on T-shirts worn by organizers of the peace and unity rally

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