Peace Witness – Protesting Drone Warfare in Pennsylvania

As noted in an article last month,there is an ongoing peace witness at the northeast corner of the Horsham. Pa., Air Guard Station to protest drone warfare

The following photo shows Sandy Heisey of Florin Church of the Brethren, Mt. Joy, Pa., singing at the June 28 vigil with the support of the twelve persons from the Lancaster area representing one-third of the demonstrators as well as five denominations including all three of the historic peace churches.  The words of one of the inspiring songs she wrote and sang are printed below.

drone war protest pa

THE KILLINGS WILL END”  (sung to “Blowin’ in the Wind – lyrics by Sandy Heisey)

HOW MANY HELLFIRE MISSILES MUST STRIKE,

BEFORE THEY’RE FOREVER BANNED?

HOW MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE MUST DIE,

BECAUSE OF THE PLACE WHERE THEY LAND?

HOW MUCH DESTRUCTION AND DEATH WILL THEY CAUSE

BY DOING WHAT OTHERS COMMAND?

MY PRAYER IS, MY FRIEND, THE KILLINGS WILL END;

MY PRAYER IS THE KILLINGS WILL END!

 

HOW MANY TIMES MUST THE DRONES FLY ABOVE,

CAUSING PEOPLE TO TREMBLE IN FEAR?

HOW MANY GRAVES MUST BE DUG IN THE GROUND,

LEAVING FAMILIES TO CRY BITTER TEARS?

WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR US FINALLY TO SAY,

THIS HAS GONE ON FOR TOO MANY YEARS?

MY PRAYER IS, MY FRIEND, THE KILLINGS WILL END.

MY PRAYER IS THE KILLINGS WILL END!

 

MY PRAYER IS, MY FRIEND, THE KILLINGS WILL END;

MY PRAYER IS THE KILLINGS WILL END!

 

Information submitted by H.A. Penner

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