AFSC’s final display of Eyes Wide Open & Turning Combat Boots into Ploughshares recap

Eyes Wide Open Missouri
This past Sunday November 10th, AFSC did their final display of “Eyes Wide Open” (the Kansas & Missouri boots) at the Mill Creek Park. It consisted of over 200 combat boots representing the soldiers who died from Missouri and Kansas in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and shoes to represent the civilians who also died during these wars. A few hours after the display AFSC with help from Vets for Peace, IVAW and Artists Helping the Homeless held a dinner for the homeless and then they did the Turning Combat Boots into Ploughshares action where they distributed the boots to the homeless. Nearly 100 homeless received boots to help keep them warm during the oncoming winter. The remaining boots will be distributed to the homeless and others in need by the Frank Williams Outreach – Wyandotte Center in KCK and the Salvation Army in KCMO.

Pvt Lucas Bragg BootsRashid ShoesPFC Jeremy Shank

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