On 20 March 2006, the North East Peace and Justice Action Coalition, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, and other groups surrounded the Federal Building, to bring the troops home now. The Albany Times-Union sized up the crowd as 200 people. High school students from Albany High, college students from SUNY Albany, and at least one military family mother were among them.
It was extremely cold, with an Artic wind sending signs and papers flying. It also froze up my camera’s shutter. Here are two photographs that I managed to shoot before the freeze-up.
Jon Flanders is a member and former president of IAM LL 1145 and a member of the Troy Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO.