Granny Brigade to march on DC

WCBS-TV

06/24/06

They're back. Those opinionated octogenarians who made headlines last fall by trying to enlist in the military to stop the War in Iraq. Now, they're heading to Washington D.C. for the Fourth of July. With wheelchairs, walkers, canes and pictures of their grandchildren on their backs, the Granny Brigade was back in Times Square, the scene of their arrest last fall for blocking the entrance to the Military Recruitment Center to stop the war. This time, they're kicking off a 10-day trek to the nation's capital. 'We want to wake up an apathetic American public,' Joan Wile, the Brigade's founder said. 'Maybe they're against the war, maybe they're not. But they're totally indifferent.' Actress Barbara Barrie says the next 10 days of marches and rallies by these gutsy grannies will make a difference...

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