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(CNSNews.com) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton plans to join peace activist Cindy Sheehan for a prayer vigil on Sunday near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. Sheehan began her vigil on the road leading to Bush's ranch on Aug. 6, vowing to stay through his month-long vacation unless he met with her a second time. She left last week to visit her 74-year-old mother, who had suffered a stroke, in Los Angeles but returned on Wednesday to "Camp Casey," which was named after her 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, who was killed during April 2004 in Iraq. Supporters of the president's policy will hold a rally in Crawford on Saturday, and Sheehan plans to leave Texas at the end of August and embark on a bus tour ending in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24.