Eyes Wide Open: Interfaith Reflections

May 27, 2007

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Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee's widely-accalimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War, features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty and a field of shoes to memoralize the Iraqis killed in the conflict.  Eyes Wide Open has toured to over 100 cities across the U.S. and has been visited by hundreds of thousands of people. 

In January 2004, Eyes Wide Open was displayed for the first time in Federal Plaza with 504 pairs of boots symbolizing the lost lives of U.S. soliders in Iraq.  With each passing week, each stop in a new city, more pairs of boots have been added to represent the newly fallen.

Now the exhibit includes more than 3,452 pairs of boots.

The Interfaith Ceremony features representatives from various faiths sharing reflections on the Iraq War, with the main speakers focusing on the cost of the Iraq war to the Iraqis.

 

Recorded Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Grant Park.