Drones Quilt Project on display at Norwalk Public Library
By Kaitlyn Krasselt, The Hour, Norwalk, CT
At first glance, the patchwork quilt looks like any other, with its carefully sewn squares and bright colors.
Upon closer inspection, the squares are adorned with names — one for the person who sewed them and another remembering a civilian killed by U.S. drone strikes in the Middle East. Read more here.
By MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN, ABC News
As a witness to the removal of fallen U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Army Chaplain Christopher John Antal can’t recall a time when that solemn ceremony wasn’t conducted without the presence of drones passing along the horizon.
They were sleek and quiet, making a gentle humming noise as they flew over the flight lines — where aircraft can be parked and serviced — of the Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan, where he was stationed in 2012. Not everyone had access to the flight lines, according to Antal, but he was responsible for participating in dignified transfer ceremonies, also known as ramp ceremonies, which were set there to greet the caskets of fallen service personnel as they were returned to base, en route to the U.S. On these occasions, he would watch the drones drift in and out, loaded with Hellfire missiles. Continue reading
“Peace and Freedom” the semi-annual publication of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, is featuring the Drones Quilt Project on the cover of the Fall/Winter 2013 edition. We are thrilled to be recognized by WILPF, and welcome its members to participate in the the Drones Quilt Project by making quilt blocks and/or by hosting the Drones Quilt Project exhibit in their towns.