The thousands of colored streamers tied to the fence around the Marble Collegiate Church have flapped silently since March 2006, when they were placed here as symbolic reminders of the Iraq War and the toll it has taken. Gold ribbons display the names, ranks, and ages of the more than 3,800 American service people who have died in Iraq; blue ribbons represent prayers for the tens of thousands (or possibly even hundreds of thousands) of Iraqis who have lost their lives; green ribbons indicate prayers for peace. Together, they bear powerful silent witness to a national tragedy.

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