Portraits of Courage
Military Resisters of the Iraq War
About these Paintings:
A series of portraits of US Soldiers who have publicly refused to fight in Iraq on moral grounds.
These portraits do not account for all the soldiers who have refused to fight. Many more have made this courageous decision.
You can read their stories here.
On March 22, 2009 - the 6th anniversary of the Iraq War - these paintings were auctioned off as part of a fundraising event called Portraits of Courage.
Money from the proceeds was donated to Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Thanks to Susan Idlet and Karen Idlet of the Omni Center for Peace Justice & Ecology.
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