Sunday, July 17, 2005

Reflections from Iowa

An AFSC staff person writes hurriedly from the road:

The boots display is awesome and inspiring. I wish I had the time now to tell you about the wife, grandparents, "buddy" and cousins who stopped by the display in Iowa City - the tears, the "thank yous", the questioning looks.

Strangers came by throughout the day and sat and listened as the names
were ready, occasionally dabbing at tears. Those who were there at the
end of the day, as we started placing the boots back in the bags to
transport to our next stop, came forward with offers of help: "Give me a
bag", I can help.

This display touches deeply and seemingly calls people into supportive


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