Archive for the ‘Schedule’ Category

Iraq Names Project Needs Your Help Thanksgiving Weekend

November 16, 2011

Nancy is about a year, or perhaps 50 names, behind real time. She would like to get caught up over Thanksgiving Weekend. Weather permitting she will be chalking Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am til late morning or early afternoon.

The names are currently on the South side of the Burnside Bridge near the east side of the river. Please come out and chalk, say hello and talk turkey with Nancy. Feel free to contact us for more details.

Nancy is dedicated to writing the name of each coalition soldier who dies in Iraq until the day when no more die.

Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2010

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On Memorial Day, Monday June 31st, Nancy Hiss will be at Peace Park along with the Veterans For Peace.

Nancy will be chalking the word PEACE around the walk at Peace Park.

Nancy will get there about 9am to start chalking. The Veterans For Peace are gathering at Memorial Colosseum at 11:30, holding a ceremony at noon and then having a From War to Peace walk to Peace Park.

On Sunday, June 30th (like most every other Sunday), Nancy will chalk the name of a soldier who has died in Iraq. She has chalked a continues line across SW, NW, N, NE and now SE Portland for the last 3 years of the names of soldiers who have died.

She is currently heading North on SE Ankeny. She is currently at SE Ankeny and 6th Ave.

Holiday Schedule

October 27, 2009

Nancy will be out of town Sunday December 13th & 27th.
She will be chalking Sunday December 20th.

Winter Schedule:
9am-10am Sunday mornings.
Please come join her, she would love the help.

The project is currently on NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, heading South near Burnside, then East on SE Ankeny.

Labor Day, Day Labor

September 11, 2009

The Iraq Names Project flows with a continuous line. The names are written chronologically. Often where a name falls will take on added meaning. Casey Sheehan’s name fell at Peace Park, just happened that way.

Labor Day 2009 the project just happened to be at the Day Labor site on NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd & NE Lloyd Ave.

Nancy will be out of town and unable to chalk Monday September 14th.

New Summer Schedule

June 18, 2009

The Iraq Names Project continues.
Nancy will continue to draw the names of all coalition soldiers who die in Iraq.
Currently she is in front of the Convention Center on NE Martin Luther King Blvd near NE Pacific Ave, heading toward the Burnside Bridge.

You are welcomed to join her and help chalk names.
Mondays 9am to 10am.

Memorial Day Schedule

May 6, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule:
Saturday May 23rd 11am-2pm
Sunday May 24th 11am-2pm
Monday May 25th 11am-2pm Memorial Day

On Saturday and Sunday Nancy will be drawing on NE MLK BLVD between NE Holladay and E Burnside. [Please note the change.]
On Memorial Day, Monday May 25th, she will be at Peace Park, drawing the names of those who have special meaning to the Iraq Names Project.
If there is someone whose name you would like her to draw on Memorial Day, just ask.

Everyone is invited to come down and help chalk and remember the dead.

She is also going to try to write the word “peace” in the language of every nation we have been at war with.

Veterans For Peace

February 11, 2009

Nancy has returned to chalking on Monday mornings, 7:15am ish.
She is currently on NE Holladay near 5th Ave.

Tonight February 10th she will be presenting the Iraq Names Project at the Veterans For Peace Monthly meeting. (How is that for short notice?)
7 PM, at the First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave.

The Veterans For Peace includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations including the current Iraq war as well as other conflicts. Their collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary.

The Portland Chapter created and maintains Peace Memorial Park on the East side of the Steel Bridge.

Veteran Mike Kennedy chalks his family name.

Schedule

January 18, 2009

Nancy managed to draw a few names last week after things dried out. She will chalk again on Monday, Inauguration Tuesday, and a name or 2 on Wednesday and Thursday.

She is currently NE Holladay St between 7th and 5th in front of the Liberty Centre.

7:15 am ish Monday, please come join her or stop and say hello.

Remembrance

November 12, 2008

Veterans Day Remembrance.

Jamel Bryant of Belleville Il was 22 years old when he died September 27th. He joined the army 2 years ago to become a better man. Jamal was a self taught piano player, music producer and rapper.

He was known for his resourcefulness and for mentoring children. In Iraq he was always giving candy to local children.


Daniel R. Sexton of Wentzville Missouri was 53 years old when he died. He joined the Army when he was 33. The same age as me he joined the Army because of guilt he felt for missing the Vietnam war. He is remembered by his wife and sons.

He is one of the 34 coalition members over the age of 50 who have died in Iraq.

The oldest coalition soldier to die in Iraq is Sidney J. Marceaux. Sidney was 69 years old when he died September 14th. He stayed on past retirement because of the shortage of Catholic priests.

Sidney was From Beaumont Texas. He explained “I was able to exercise my priesthood in a way I couldn’t in a diocese,” Marceaux said. “I was able to help them face death daily. They knew they had to go out and they knew they may not come back.”

Because of rain Nancy has not been able to get out and draw names the last few weeks. If things clear up she will chalk again on Monday at 7:15am.

New Chalking Schedule

October 18, 2008

Hello everyone – I am switching my chalking day from Fridays to Mondays beginning November 10th.  Same time  – 7:15 am.  Volunteers always welcome.

The War Continues

September 22, 2008

To hear The President tell it you might think the Iraq war is over. Nothing could be further from the truth. Coalition soldiers continue to die almost daily.

Every Friday morning Nancy remembers them by drawing their names on the sidewalk.

Please join her:
NE Multnomah Ave between NE 11th and NE 9th. (On the Max line near the Lloyd Center.)
Friday Mornings About 7:15am (Ending by 8am.)

Nancy Is Still Working Hard

August 26, 2008

It has been months since I have updated the blog or the web site, but Nancy has not missed a Friday morning. Readers of this blog can be forgiven if thought Nancy was no longer remembering those who are sacrificing in Iraq. Rest assured, every Friday morning Nancy gets up early, adds the names of those who died in the last week to her list, and heads out in the early dawn light to draw their names.

She is currently drawing on the brick on NE Holladay St, between 13th and 11th, heading toward Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. She tries to start by 7:15am, but sometimes is running late. She would love for you to join her some morning.