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    Little Green Army Men Project

     

    Mrs. Graves' World History class at Flagler Palm Coast High School is working on a memorial project. They are collecting one little green plastic army man figure for each of the fallen troops in the Iraqi War. It was a lesson started after reading about a class doing something similar for holocaust survivors in Tennessee. This was designed to give the students a better concept of the numbers lost in the war. Also, a way to memorialize them. Each student was allowed to donate one figure, and then they had to get donations of the rest as a way of getting community involvement. Donations have come from as far away as New Jersey and Arizona. The project is in need of more army men donations, as well as pictures of the personnel listed above the display, which is in the main hallway of the high school. The students will continue adding to the memorial as long as necessary, and then maintain the memorial as a lasting tribute to the fallen, but not forgotten. This was designed not as a statement of what is "right" or "wrong" with the war. It is a way to show that it is more than just numbers or names, but memories of people who served with integrity, courage, and honor. This project is about the people, not the politics. Donations of plastic army men or pictures of fallen personnel may be sent to:

     

    Mrs. Mimi Graves

     

     

    C/0 Flagler Palm Coast High School

     

     

    5500 E. Hwy. 100

     

     

    Palm Coast, FL 32164

     

     

     

     

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    Because of our coverage on CNN, we have received quite a few army men donations.  We are very grateful to all who donated something to our memorial.  We have even received some pictures to add to our display and would like to get as many of those as we possibly can.  We are also, unfortunately, running out of room in our two glass cases to  display our little green army men.  If there is anybody out there with an extra one, or an idea of where we could get our hands on an extra one, we would GREATLY appreciate it!  We really only have room for one more shelf in one of the cases and that shelf was half full before the school shut down for summer.

     

     

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