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Photo Essay: Eyes Wide Open

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I took these photos at Frederick’s Days of Reflection On the Human Cost of War, organized by Women in Black Frederick, in conjunction with other groups.

The most engrossing part of the event was the display of combat boots representing the 40 members of the military from Maryland who have died while fighting the war against Iraq. I took my turn standing, doing a silent vigil, next to the boots on the steps of the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ in downtown Frederick, Maryland.

I wrote about the experience in a Blogcritics article.

Here is some of what I saw while there.


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About Scott Butki

Scott Butki was a newspaper reporter for more than 10 years before making a career change into education... then into special education. He has been doing special education work for about five years He lives in Austin. He reads at least 50 books a year and has about 15 author interviews each year and, yes, unlike tv hosts he actually reads each one. He is an in-house media critic, a recovering Tetris addict and a proud uncle. He has written articles on practically all topics from zoos to apples and almost everything in between.
  • Scott Butki

    While at this event we did a role playing exercise during which I realized some thoughts deeply stored away about my and father.
    I’m thinking of writing a letter to my late father
    and submitting it later as part of Memorial Day.

  • Scott Butki

    The Frederick newspaper ran an article on this
    memorial.

  • http://clatch.blogspot.com/ A.L. Harper

    Very moving Scott. A very powerful example of the power of photos over words. You could never find a way to explain how this felt.

    Very good

  • Scott Butki

    Thanks a lot, A.L. I saw you had some stuff published – I’ll go read them when I can.

    I especially liked the two collages at the bottom.

  • Scott Butki

    I’m going to try to put together a photo essay on
    a less weighty topic, the Hagerstown bluesfestival.

    There are more photos from the above event here.

  • Latasha

    my name is Latasha Frederick i was lookin to make
    a familytree if u could send anything to help
    that would be nice thank u