HAGERSTOWN - Onlookers greeted a handful of protesters of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with cheers and jeers during an hourlong silent vigil Thursday afternoon on Public Square in Hagerstown.
Nine people opposed to the Bush administration's policy in the Middle East shuffled their feet to stay warm while holding signs that read, "War is a Racket" and "No War in Iraq, or Iran, or Syria."
An altered American flag that displayed a peace symbol instead of 50 stars fluttered in the wind as people drove by voicing both displeasure and support from the windows of their vehicles.
"(This vigil) is to show our support for the troops in Iraq," said Ed Branthaver of Williamsport and a member of the Washington County Peace Group. "We want them to come home now."