Some 130,000 flags will be installed Sunday on the Lewis and Clark campus, for a week-long display symbolizing and honoring both Iraqi and American deaths. Reed College's display ends Saturday morning, fronting Woodstock Boulevard. Activists, passersby, students, alumni, and faculty planted 113,000 flags during the week. Each white flag represents 6 Iraqi deaths. Each red flag represents 1 American death. The current estimates are that at least 678,000 Iraqi civilians and military and security forces have been killed; 3,188 Americans have been killed.
The flag installation at L&C requires hundreds of volunteers to set up. We need your help. Volunteer this coming Sunday, March 11 from 11-6 p.m. in front of Watzek Library. Place as many flags as you have time for. Participants have said the experience is sobering and tremendously powerful. This display is hosted by the Lewis and Clark College chapter of Portland Students for a Democratic Society, and Iraq Peace Project.org.
The display and plantings will continue throughout the week of March 11-17.
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