Iraq Memorial Wall
This Site Will
Remain Under Construction...
...as long as the war continues. The Wall has been a labor of love
and heartache as we read the names, ages, and hometowns of the dead.
Names are being added as casualty counts are reported.
The Wall appeared recently in the
Highland Park Memorial Day Parade.
The War Wall is 6 feet high and currently 85 feet of black silt fence,
containing almost 800 names and ages of U.S. soldiers who have died in
Iraq in the past year. Construction goes more slowly on additional
panels containing the names of Iraqi civilians who have been killed.
Estimates put the Iraqi death toll at upwards of 11,000, and of
course, we don't have all 10,000 names. Many of the dead are children
or entire families. A "virtual memorial wall" contains a partial list
Iraqi casualties. We hope to add more as we find more names, and
to add panels for coalition forces, journalists, American civilians,
and Iraqi male adults as well. Most recently, we added what names were
available from the wedding massacre in which 42 Iraqi civilians who
had just attended a wedding died.
We hope the Wall will inspire others to create their own memorials and
to add their voices to the increasing number of military families and
citizens who are saying, "Bring our troops home alive." We pray that
soon we can stop adding names -- American and Iraqi -- to the wall, as
there will be no more deaths and our soldiers who are still there can
return home to their families.
For news of other Iraq Memorial Walls across the country, visit our
Sightings page. To learn how
Santa Fe Vets for Peace built their wall, go to their
download page, where you can download names, photos, and
information about soldiers who have died in the war.
Also, as we want to paint as full a picture as possible of the
casualties associated with the "U.S. War on Terror," we have also
added new pages to this site: virtual memorial walls for
deaths of journalists in Iraq.
For an end to occupation and endless war,
Mary, Leigh, Dorothy, Paul, and Ellen
Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
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