Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Memorial Day event
Memorial for Georgians Killed in the Iraq War
WHEN: MEMORIAL DAY - May 26, 2008
TIME: Noon - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Casino Pool (southside) in Neptune Park, St. Simons Island
GlynnPeace held its first memorial exhibit at Mary Ross Park in October 2007 (see attached photos). A month later, it was held for 2 days at Hanover Square in downtown Brunswick. The last exhibit was at the State of Change Tour Concert at the Gazebo in Mary Ross Park on April 5, 2008. This event was organized by the GlynnPeace - Youth Division.
The exhibit consists of white stakes and camo helmets with the hometowns of the soldiers. Our first exhibit honored 122 Georgians and in April the count was 127. As of May 18, the count is 129.
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The number of U.S. soldiers and contractors killed in Iraq is starting to show up differently at major newspapers and databases. We already know the number of U.S. soldiers and contractors killed and wounded is severely underreported. As are those who have committed suicide both in Iraq and here at home.
Please note that U.S. soldiers and contractors in Iraq number just about the same.