Aaron Arthur

April 26, 2011

Aaron Arthur March 8th 2010

Aaron Arthur died in Iraq on March 8th 2010. From Lake City South Carolina, Aaron played sports and was Junior ROTC in high school. He is remembered and missed by his family, army buddies and everyone in Lake City who knew him.

Charlie Antonio

April 26, 2011
Charlie C. Antonio Died April 18 2010

Charlie C. Antonio Died April 18 2010

Raised in the Philippines Charlie Antonio moved to Kahului Hawaii when he was 18.  After working in hotels for years Charlie and his father had saved enough money to bring the rest of their family to America. Charlie was proud to serve his new homeland and had become an American citizen.

Christopher Worrell

April 26, 2011

Christopher D. Worrell April 22nd 2010

Christopher Worrell was 22 when he died in Bagdad, April 22nd 2010. From Virginia Beach he is remembered as a loving and supportive husband and an involved father. He served for 13 years and was on his 3rd tour in Iraq. He also served in Korea, another conflict that continues long after combat missions ended.

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.

Easy Valentine Berkiss 2/14/96-7/21/09

September 2, 2009

easy 1Many friends of the Iraq Names Project have met Easy. She was a good dog who occasional accompanied us on the street.

We will miss her.

Iraq Names Project and Nancy Hiss Win Award

August 8, 2009

The popular public radio show, E-Town, has presented Nancy Hiss with an E-Chievement Award. The award is in recognition of her work with the Iraq Names Project, using public art to bring awareness to the war in Iraq.

No Chalking August 3rd and 10th

July 31, 2009

Nancy will be out of town for the next 2 Mondays.

When she returns, August 17th, she will resume the Monday morning 9am-10am schedule.

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 Peace

June 10, 2009

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

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.