Letter to the Editor

In the March 28 issue of The Guilfordian, the caption to the March 25 candlelight vigil commemorating the 4,000th U.S. military death in Iraq read, “… Max Carter led a candlelight vigil in front of Founders to commemorate Iraqis killed by American troops.” The paper did get the candlelight vigil and location part of the event right, but not the rest of the statement! I was a participant in the vigil, but it was organized by GPeace and led very effectively by students Airlie Parham and Rebecca Sullivan. More importantly, the vigil was held to recognize the milestone of 4,000 U.S. military deaths. Certainly, it was mentioned that more than 600,000 Iraqis have died in the war; but during the silence of the 50-minute vigil, it was the names of U.S. military personnel known personally by vigil participants that were called out and “held in the Light.”

Thank you for correcting the wrong impression left by your photo caption.

Max L. Carter, director

Friends Center at Guilford College