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May 22, 2013

Now Open: Invasion: Diaries And Memories Of War In Iraq At Drexel University’s URBN Center Lobby

Discover the frightening and heart-wrenching moments of the Iraq War through film, photos, text and more at Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq now on view at Drexel University. (Photo by Gary Knight for Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq)

Salute the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, a day that honors fallen United States Armed Forces, with an exclusive, insiders view of the Iraq War during a limited-time exhibit at Drexel University, Invasion: Diaries And Memories Of War In Iraq.

The free exhibit features multimedia artifacts like a video installation of a 2003 newscast about the Iraq War and photographs by Gary Knight, a photographer whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek and more.

Explore the war diary of Marine Lt. Timothy McLaughlin as pages from his diary — a true firsthand account — are enlarged to poster-sized pages.

Accounts from journalist Peter Maass, who traveled with Marine Lt. McLaughlin’s military unit in 2003, also fill the exhibit space.

Knight and Maass curated the traveling exhibit.

Invasion: Diaries And Memories Of War In Iraq arrives and leaves mere days before Memorial Day Weekend, so begin the weekend with a visit to the exhibit.

Be sure to catch it before its too late, the exhibit closes on Thursday, May 23. Doors open at 9 a.m. and stay open all day long, but IDs are required for entry after 3 p.m.

Invasion: Diaries And Memories Of War In Iraq at Drexel University
When: Through Thursday, May 23, 9 a.m.
Where: Drexel University’s URBN Center Lobby, 35th and Market Streets
Cost: Free
More info: www.drexel.edu

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