|John Dickert at Chair-i-ties auction. Photo: Pete Selkowe|
The conference has not formally adopted a resolution to end a war since Vietnam.
For his part, Racine Mayor, John Dickert discussed meeting with the Mayor of Kabul, Afghanistan and the poor state of U.S. infrastructure.
As war weariness grips the public and austerity budgets hog-tie local officials the New York Times thought it was a relevant subject.