- Posted February 13, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The war through your eyes: Iraq 10 years on
The Iraq Names Project
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
I began chalking on Memorial Day 2007. The 4498th name was drawn on May 26th 2012. The project will continue until all troops withdraw from Iraq. Almost 200 people shared in the project from chalking to providing materials and support.
I started the project because I believe that every citizen should share the responsibility of war. I started the project out of guilt. Because the war is being fought by volunteer forces, and is being paid for on credit, the sacrifice is shouldered by only a tiny segment of the US population.
My goal is to make the human loss visible. My goal is to foster discourse. My goal is to stop the war.