Also: KMOV in St. Louis reports today that Dr. John Johnson, father of LaVena, will travel to Washington to speak with legislators about his daughter's story.
Colonel Wright introduced Dr. Johnson when he spoke at the national convention for Veterans for Peace which was held last year in St. Louis.
Johnson will get to tell his story on Wednesday in Washington as congress investigates the war in Iraq.
Johnson will meet with key members and staff of several congressional committees with the help of retired army Colonel Ann Wright who is a 29 year military veteran who is now an anti-war speaker and author.
Wednesday, Johnson will meet some members of congress who will at least listen as he visits Capitol Hill.
There's plenty of time for proper thanks, but I can never say too often how grateful I am to all Shakers who have lent their names to the petition and have shared LaVena's story with others.
A very special thank you is due Melissa, who graciously and consistently encouraged the use of this space as a soapbox from which to spread the word. Thanks, Liss.