Thursday, July 10, 2008

Little Green Army Men Project

Green Army Men Project

From i-Report:
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

2 comments:

Theresa Adair said...

I think this project is visible for us to see the number of Americans who died for our Country. A small number compared to the loss in other wars.

Also,such a project of 4,000 babies killed daily before birth would be more a shock to the Americans who respect life.

Ricky Shambles said...

The killing of a healthy, grown adult who has a family - because of a war that should never have begun - and the termination of a pregnancy are two very different things.

The number, at least in 2005, was actually near 3000 and 90% of abortions occur in the first trimester. But if you call a zygote a baby and think the government's laws belong all up in your sanctum sanctorum, you rock out that idea.