September 11, 2001, eight American children lost their lives
because of an act of terrorism. Since
that day, by conservative estimates, approximately 1,000 children
Afghanistan and 3,000 children of Iraq have lost their lives
as a result of war in their
America, Afghanistan & Iraq Children's
Memorial respectfully remembers
ALL of these children. The memorial is a walk-through
of small tombstones remembering the children whose names and
ages have been documented, as well as those whose names are as
to us. Many of the tombstones have been enhanced with contributions
of artwork, poetry, prayers and comments. Visitors to the memorial
are encouraged to adopt
of a child by signing an individual tombstone.
list of lost children grows daily. Our primary sources for documentation
are: The Unknown
News, The Afghan
Victim Memorial, and Iraq
Body Count. We encourage you to do your own research at these
more information about the making of the Children's Memorial, click here.
see more pictures and an article about the exhibition of the memorial
in Tucson, Arizona, click here.
you are interested in hosting or sponsoring the Children's Memorial,
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welcome your comments and
suggestions, positive or negative. We want to know what you
think. Do you think this memorial is unpatriotic? Does it make
hopeless, helpless? Do you have suggestions for amplifying or multiplying
this idea? Does this give you an idea for something you can do
to remember these children? Music? Poetry? Dance? Theater?
Written expression? Your