A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, March 24, to mark the 4,000th American soldier killed in Iraq since the war began five years ago.
The vigil will be held at El Camino Real and Castro Street in Mountain View.
There will be 4,000 candles lit to remember the American war dead and the names of Californians who have died will be read out loud.
"Four thousand is a relative number, and 4,000 lights will be a strong visual of what 4,000 lives really mean," explained Karen Meredith. Her son, Lt. Ken Ballard, was killed in Iraq.
The event is being organized by Mountain View Voices for Peace, the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Los Altos Voices for Peace and Sunnyvale Voices for Peace.