3000th casualty memorial speeches, photos -Jan. 2007

Submitted by Bill Crosier on January 21, 2007 - 1:36pm. :: | | | | |

This article has links to speeches, photos, and the event description for the 3000th casualty memorial, at Memorial Park in Houston, Jan. 14-20, 2007. This event was held to memorialize the terrible loss of life, (US and Iraqi), that we have had so far during the Iraq invasion and occupation. A summary of the event is on Houston Indymedia at: http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2007/01/55378.php The memorial and the presentations were sponsored and organized by: * Veterans For Peace, Chapter 12 (VFP) * Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) * CodePINK * Houston Peace & Justice Center (HPJC) * Progressive Action Alliance (PAA) Letter to the editor of the Houston Chronicle by Jim Rine. lead organizer for the event: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/4481620.html/ Slide show of the 3000th memorial, by Lynn Lamoreux, in PowerPoint format (5.7 MB): http://www.mediamax.com/photosbylynn/Hosted/Houston3000Memorial.ppt More photos and videos of the memorial are on Houston Indymedia at: http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2007/01/55820.php A 2-minute video report that was broadcast on KPFC-TV, channel 2 is at http://www.click2houston.com/index.html (although it probably won't be up on that web site much longer) -- Look at the upper right side of the page when you open it. It takes a moment for the video to open. Included is a photo of the prayer poles created to memorialize the Iraq civilians who've died in the war. Several people gave speeches or other presentations for ceremonies held each evening. The text of some of these speeches is below, along with links to other articles about the memorial and the ceremonies.