Memorial Day Peace

On Memorial Day 2009, Nancy Hiss wanted to join the Veterans For Peace and draw at Peace Memorial Park, which the VfP maintain.
The Veterans gathered at Memorial Coliseum and walked to  Peace Park. Nancy had drawn the word ‘peace’ in many different languages around the planted peace symbol. Each language represented a nation that has been in conflict with the USA.

English

English

Sioux

Sioux

Nez Perce

Nez Perce
Arabic

Arabic

French

French

Persian

Persian

Pustu

Pustu

Pashto sorry overexposed

Pashto sorry overexposed

Serbo Croatian

Serbo Croatian

Somalia

Somalia

Arabic

Arabic

Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Korean

Korean

Italian

Italian

Japanese

Japanese

Russian

Russian

German

German

Hatian Creole

Hatian Creole

Filipino

Filipino

Tagalog

Tagalog

Spanish

Spanish

Lakota

Lakota

Two years ago, Nancy spent a long day drawing names. She had planned to bypass Peace Park, but a video shoot forced her to change direction. In one of those coincidences that often occur during this project, she ended up at Peace Park. The next to last name that day was Casey Shannon. The names are drawn chronologically. His name fittingly, fell right at Peace Park. Every year ever since Nancy has drawn the name Sheehan at Peace Park on Memorial Day. This year, after she had already completed drawing the name, one of the Veterans For Peace organizers informed Nancy that Casey’s mom, Cindy Sheehan, would be talking there later in the day.

Casey Sheehan

Casey Sheehan

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