Random Shots: Keep your Eyes Wide Open

10.28.2007 by André Natta · → 2 Comments

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Eyes Wide Open photo

Photo credit: André Natta

Today while a crowds gathered in nearby churches and people prepare to attend the last Vulcan After Tunes and get a chance to speak with one of their sponsors, Cool People Care, there are groups of people demonstrating their interest in a living memorial to military personnel and civilians killed in Iraq.

Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War has set up one of their traveling exhibits in Kelly Ingram Park for the day, culminating in a candlelight vigil later beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. this evening. The image above shows 65 pairs of boots representing the servicemen and women from Alabama that have died during the Iraq war. According to literature distributed at the event, Alabama taxpayers will have contributed $4.2 billion in tax dollars towards the expenses for the conflict overseas.

If you plan on attending tonight just make sure you haven’t turned that clock back… at least not yet.

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sheba

I saw this exhbit. It was incredibly moving. The reading of the names of the dead was also profoundly moving. And the fact that the exhibit was co-sponsored by the Birmingham Friends Meeting and the Birmingham Islamic Society is a statement of peaceful collaboration.

sheba
sheba

I saw this exhbit. It was incredibly moving. The reading of the names of the dead was also profoundly moving. And the fact that the exhibit was co-sponsored by the Birmingham Friends Meeting and the Birmingham Islamic Society is a statement of peaceful collaboration.