As the Iraq War begins its sixth year, take time to honor those who have died, and to contemplate the human cost of war.

Eyes Wide Open

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Noon–4:00 p.m.
Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda

Come anytime during the afternoon; stay as long as you are able.

The Eyes Wide Open Minnesota exhibit presents a memorial to those who have fallen and a witness to our belief that no war can justify its human cost. It includes a pair of boots for each Minnesota soldier killed in Iraq, shoes representing Iraqi civilian casualties, and a visual display showing the human costs of war to our communities.

Noon - Opening ceremony featuring former Senator Becky Lourey
12:30 - Reading of the names of the 4,000+ American and coalition casualties, as well as representative Iraqi civilian casualties
4:00 - Short closing ceremony

Sponsored by Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace and Crocus Hill/West 7th Neighbors for Peace. Co-sponsored by Friends for a Non-Violent World, American Friends Service Committee, Veterans For Peace – Chapter 27, Military Families Speak Out Minnesota, Women Against Military Madness, and Iraq Veterans Against the War – Chapter 22.

Flyers/Posters (PDF)
Full Color • Full BW • Half Color • Half BW • Quarter BW

Press Release (PDF)
Human Cost of War Noted on Iraq War's 5th Anniversary

More Information
march19@mppeace.orgAnne (651)


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