Iraq Veterans Against the War Bring Hope to Active Troops

Message to servicemembers: You are not alone...
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).

PHILADELPHIA - Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will be hosting events near eight major military installations in the U.S. from Aug. 1 through Sept. 5 as part of the State of the Union Base Tour.

"Our message to the troops is simple," said IVAW member Jason Washburn, a tour organizer and three-time veteran of Iraq. "The state of the union is dire, but you are not alone."

The tour will take six Iraq Veterans roughly 6,800 miles across the country, from Fort Drum, N.Y. to Camp Pendleton, C.A. At each stop, concerts, fundraisers and V.A./GI rights workshops will be hosted by the veterans.

Washburn and others on the tour are delivering a message of hope to a group of people they refuse to leave behind.