Can a person support the troops without supporting the two wars? Peggy Logue replies with an unqualified “yes.”
Logue pondered the question deeply when her 19-year-old son, U.S. Marine Cpl. Michael Logue, was deployed to a volatile area of Iraq, an action that clashed with her anti-war views. The result of her soul-searching is the book Skin in the Game: Journey of a Mother and her Marine Son, Supporting the Troops Without Supporting the War.
Logue will read excerpts from her book and sign copies tonight as part of Final Friday events in Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton. The reading will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Peaselee Neighborhood Center, 215 E. 14th St.
Logue’s reading is sponsored by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC), which has advocated nonviolent solutions to social and political problems for the past 25 years.
Kristen Barker, IJPC’s director, said about Logue’s book, “The love and respect between mother and son is uplifting even as they view the war differently. Reading it increased my respect for the Marines, their courage, their community, the way they look out for each other and fight for the Marine on the right and the Marine on the left. It increases my desire to keep working for a peaceful world where conflicts are resolved peacefully and our sons and daughters aren’t sent off to foreign wars to die or be wounded.”
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