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Maryland/D.C. “Eyes Wide Open Boots” Exhibit Coming to FSU

Frostburg State University will present the Maryland/D.C. “Eyes Wide Open Boots Exhibit” on Monday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of the Lane University Center.

The presentation, which first started in September of 2005, displays 35 empty combat boots that represent the soldiers from Maryland and Washington, D.C., who have died serving in the Iraq War. The boots are tagged with the name and age of each soldier. There will also be 50 tagged boots to represent Iraqi civilians that have died and a pair of boots with 7 red poppies to represent soldiers that were wounded.

During the exhibit, signs and literature detailing the human costs of the war on the cities and counties of Maryland and of the District will be available. Names of the deceased will also be read aloud. The event is arranged through the American Friends Service Committee of Baltimore and sponsored by the FSU United Campus Ministry, Catholic Campus Ministry, the FSU History Department, Amnesty International, the Young Democrats, the Politics, Law & Society Club, the Sierra Coalition and the Allegany College of Maryland Peace Club.

A petition table will also be available outside of the Boots exhibit for those who wish indicate their desire that the war would end now.

For more information or on the display at FSU, call Larry Neumark at 301-687-7490. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589