Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Letter of Appreciation


Last Sunday evening (November 9) thousands of people gathered together for the 19th annual All Souls Procession, a celebration of life and honoring those who have gone before us. Winding their way down Fourth Avenue towards downtown was a dedicated group of men, women and children carrying a 120-foot long banner of red fabric we now know as AIDS Ribbon Tucson.

A personal thank you goes out to them, as well as the faith and spiritual leaders who gave blessings to send the memorial on its journey with love and respect for those whose names appear on it. And to the spectators lining the streets, cheering and clapping as we flowed past, this memorial is for YOU. Whether it's to remember a loved one, help prevent the spread of HIV, eliminate stigma or create more AIDS awareness in your life, it is yours to make use of and keep alive --
until there's a cure.

Jeffrey Scott Brown
artist, AIDS Ribbon Tucson

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