Vigils held across southwestern CT as Iraq war enters fifth year

Several vigils were held across southwestern Connecticut Monday night as the nation marked the fourth anniversary of the Iraq war.

Vigils took place in Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield and Stratford. Organizers of the Fairfield event say the candlelight vigil around the gazebo focused on honoring the troops, not protesting the war. They say they want to keep the issues in the forefront and hold Congress accountable.

Meanwhile, the House plans to vote this week on a war spending bill that includes a troop withdrawal deadline of September 1, 2008. That deadline would speed up if the Iraqi government can't meet certain benchmarks, such as providing security and allocating oil revenues.

For an interview about the various vigils around southwestern Connecticut, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO extra.

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