Friday, June 30, 2006

Michelle Buchanan's Plan

Please read the opening post in her new blog and consider her request. It's an excellent way to honour the men and women who've been killed in Iraq.

Go to Operation Poem.



Click to enlage and get some idea of the numbers of U.S. service men and women killed in different states, in Iraq, to date, from the Palm Beach Post.

7 comments:

mouse said...

Very impressive map. Can I borrow a copy of this, if I can figure out how to do it?

Pris said...

Sure! I'd thought I posted the link to that site map, but it was to the other site instead. Darn. I checked my bookmarks and didn't save it, either. Can't remember my exact search terms and a quick search just now didn't find it. If you want to save this, just click to enlarge, then hit 'save as' and you have it.

Pris said...

Aha..found it. Happened to notice I got the link through our local newspaper.

Here it is:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/news/photos/war_casualties/map/m10000.html

Michael Parker said...

That is a useful map! Really makes the point! I'm going to participate in this project too.

Pris said...

I'm glad. Michelle says she's already getting a great response. I also emailed about 20 poets I know through various boards and contacts and see that one of the super good haiga artists, Jerry Dreesen, has one up now on the site. Michelle says send the poems and she'll match a fitting name and photo. That way, she makes sure everyone has a poem unless people had someone die there and want to write specifically for that person.

SarahJane said...

geez. that is gorgeous. and such good poems. thanks pris. i'm gonna point this out over at my blog, too.

Pris said...

Great!! It's good to keep passing on the word.