3,800 grave markers lined the wet grass of Heritage Park near, near the edge of Capitol Lake in Olympia on Sunday and Monday in honor of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq. This is the fourth year that Veterans for Peace Rachel Corrie Chapter 109 has brought the traveling Arlington Northwest Memorial to town.
The Arlington Northwest exhibit is a nonpartisan memorial, raising public awareness of the costs of the war in Iraq. It is setup and maintained by members of EPJC and the local Veterans for Peace chapter. For further information about the memorial, send an email to Evergreen Peace and Justice Community.
For more on the Arlington Northwest Memorial project check these links out:
- UW Hub, Seattle, WA – August 2006 at Veterans for Peace National Convention
- Flickr photo set of the memorial at Green Lake Park in Seattle, on April 14, 2007
- On Memorial Day, 2006, at the Peace Arch Park on the Blaine U.S./Canadian border
Discuss this installation in the Rachel Corrie Foundation forums.
More photos from the Heritage Park installation follow.