As told by Ron Dexter, the Arlington West memorial stands as a stark reminder about war

Cinematographer Ron Dexter describes the work of activists who erected 340 wooden crosses on a Santa Barbara beach in Nov. 2003 as a reminder of the horrors of war.

About Arlington West
Veterans for Peace Santa Barbara

We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work with others:

(a) Toward increasing public awareness of the costs of war.
(b) To restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations.
(c) To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons.
(d) To seek justice for veterans and victims of war.
(e) To abolish war as an instrument of national policy.

To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.

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