The Peace Ribbon Project

The Peace Ribbon has been displayed all over the country. Jacque Betz, the Peace Ribbon Project coordinator and artist, invites you to create a panel in memoriam of a fallen soldier.

About the Peace Ribbon

The Peace Ribbon Project honors the victims of the Iraq War by creating a cloth memorial panel to individual fallen soldiers and Iraqi civilians.  It is an ongoing grassroots project where individuals and groups make a panel.  We have over 225 panels completed at the end of 2007.

Our goal is to continue creating remembrance panels and displaying the Peace Ribbon Project around the country.  In 2008 we plan to complete a panel for each U.S. female soldier killed in Iraq as well as continue making panels for all victims of this war.  Please join us in this tribute by making a panel and displaying the Ribbon in your community at a peace event Scheduling is easy -- we pay to ship the Ribbon to you and you agree to ship the Ribbon back to us.  For scheduling as well as easy directions to make a panel,  email Jacque at Jacque[at] or call 352-468-2101. 

Where the Peace Ribbon Has Been Displayed

  • 9/11/10 Debut of Mar y Juanie's All Time Happiness Road Show, Tucson, AZ
  • 9/17/10 Park Day Tucson AZ
  • 9/18/10 Really Really Free Market, Tucson, AZ
  • 9/25/10 Ward II Councilman Cunningham's Office, Tucson, AZ
  • +Ward IV Councilwoman Uhlich's Office, Tucson, AZ
  • 9/26/10 Gold Star Sunday Waters of Life Church, Tucson, AZ
  • 10/01/10 UA Centennial Hall, Admiral Mullen, Tucson, AZ
  • 10/05/10 Ward I Councilwoman Romero's Office, Tucson, AZ
  • 10/12/10 Ward V Councilman Fimbre's Office, Tucson, AZ
  • 10/16/10 Really Really Free Market, Tucson, AZ
  • 10/22/10 Progressive Democrats of America, Tucson, AZ
  • 10/29/10 Women In Black, First Christian Church, Tucson, AZ
  • 10/30/10 Shockingly San Solutions Rally, Tucson, AZ
  • 11/07/10 All Souls Procession, Tucson, AZ
  • 11/09/10 Citizens Arrest of Karl Rove, Tucson, AZ
  • May 2011 Vets for Peace Memorial Mile, Gainesville, FL
  • 1/1/12 West Wind Unitarian Church, Norman Oklahoma
  • 1/6/12 ACLU of Oklahoma, OK City, OK
  • 1/7/12 Herland Sister Resources Workshop, OK City, OK
  • 1/8/12 West Wind Unitarian, Norman, OK
  • 1/14/12 Stand Up Tucson at Armory Park, Tucson, AZ
  • 1/21/12 Really Really Free Market, Tucson, AZ
  • 1/28/12 First Christian Church, Tucson, AZ
  • 2/2/12 Occupy Tucson Encampment, Tucson, AZ
  • 2/4/12 Universalist United Church, Tucson, AZ
  • 2/18/12 99% Meet Yourself Expo, Tucson, AZ
  • 2/25/12 Peace Fair & Music Festival, Tucson, AZ
  • 3/17/12 Really Really Free Market, Tucson, AZ
  • 3/23/12 Bisbee Women in Black, Bisbee, AZ
  • 3/24/12 Bisbee Farmers Market, Bisbee, AZ
  • 3/30/12 Pima Community College, Pima, AZ
  • 3/31/12 Million Hoodie March, Tucson, AZ
  • 4/21/12 Really Really Free Market, Tucson, AZ
  • 5/1/12 May Day Coalition, Tucson, AZ
  • 5/19/12 Really Really Free Market, Tucson, AZ
  • 5/25/12 US Rep Grijalva Ofc, Tucson, AZ
  • Memorial Weekend 2012 Armory Park, Tucson, AZ
  • 8/2/12 Joel Valdez Library Drone Forum w/Medea Benjamin Tucson, AZ
  • 10/20/12 'Nam Jam, Reid Park, Tucson, AZ
  • 10/21/12 Tucson Blues Festival, Tucson, AZ
  • 11/4/12 All Souls Procession, Parade through downtown Tucson, AZ
  • 11/7/12 Veterans Day at Valdez Library, Tucson, AZ
  • 12/4/12 Raytheon Protest Rally, Tucson, AZ
  • 1/26/13 First Christian Church, Tucson, AZ
  • 2/23/13 Peace Fair & Music Festival, Tucson, AZ
  • 3/8/13 International Women's Day at First Christian Church, Tucson, AZ
  • 3/12/13 Raytheon Protest Rally, Tucson, AZ
  • 3/16/13 Doolen Middle School Youth & Peace Conference, Tucson, AZ
  • 3/27/13 Mayor & City Council Chambers, Tucson AZ
  • Memorial Weekend 2013 Vets for Peace Memorial Mile, Gainesville, FL

  • January and February 2011: St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana (near Chicago)
  • Nov 30-Dec 1, 2010: University of Florida Campus
  • 9/11/10 - Debut of Mar y Juanie's All Time Happiness Road Show, Transition Pima's Chautauqua for Change, Tucson
  • 9/17/10 - Park[ing] Day on 4th Avenue in Tucson - turn a parking place into a park!, Tucson
  • 9/18/10 - Really Really Free Market in Himmel Park, Tucson
  • 9/25/10 - Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham's Office, Tucson
  • 9/25/10 - Ward 4, Councilwoman Karin Uhlich's Office, Tucson
  • 9/26/10 - On Gold Star Sunday it was up at MCC Waters of Life Church while the Greek Festival went on next door, Tucson
  • 10/01/10 - UA Centennial Hall to greet Admiral Mullen, head of joint chiefs of staff, Tucson
  • 10/05/10 - Ward 1 Councilwoman Regina Romero's Office, Tucson
  • 10/12/10 - Ward 5 Councilman Richard Fimbres' Office, Tucson
  • 10/16/10 - Really Really Free Market in Himmel Park, Tucson
  • 10/22/10 - Progressive Democrats of America, Tucson
  • 10/29/10 - Women In Black, First Christian Church, Tucson
  • 10/30/10 - Shockingly Sane Solutions Rally at Dave Ewoldt Headquarters, Tucson
  • 11/07/10 - All Souls Procession, Tucson
  • 11/09/10 - Citizens' Arrest of Karl Rove, Phoenix
  • 11/10/10 - Veterans Day Parade through Downtown Tucson
    March 19, 2005 Fayetteville, NC Second Anniversary War demonstration
  • November 11, 2005 Unitarian Universalist Church, Gainesville, FL
  • Thanksgiving 2005 Camp Casey II, Crawford TX
  • December 21, 2005 Gainesville, FL Veterans For Peace Solstice Concert
  • March 7, 2006 Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington DC
  • March 19, 2006 Davis, CA
  • April 1, 2006 Atlanta, GA March for Peace and Justice
  • April 28, 2006 Sixth and B Street Community Garden, Lower East Side, NYC
  • April 29, 2006 Foley Square, March for Peace and Justice, NYC
  • May 14, 2006 Mother's Day Peace Rally, New Haven, CT
  • May-June 2006 Utica, NY libraries and other venues
  • June 2006 World Social Forum, Vancouver, BC
  • July 4, 2006 Peace Rally, Ashland, OR
  • July 2006 Santa Maria, CA
  • July 2006 Las Cruces, NM
  • August 17-24, 2006 Camp Casey III, Crawford, TX
  • August 2006 Jordan Peace Talks. Six panels displayed and given to Iraqi Women for Peace
  • September 2006 San Francisco, CA City Hall displayed for 3 weeks.
  • September 30, 2006 Charlotte, NC Impeach Bush Rally
  • November 11, 2006 Veterans Day, Oklahoma City, OK
  • January 6, 2007 Unity Day Parade, Oahu, Hawaii
  • January 2007 Honolulu, HI Public Library
  • February 2007 Maui, HI various peace events
  • March 17, 2007 Fayetteville, NC Fourth Anniversary War demonstration
  • May 2007 Memphis, TN MLK Center
  • September 2007 Charlotte NC Peace Rally
  • October 2007 Adelphia University, Long Island New York
  • November 2007 Philadelphia/Delaware River Basin peace actions
  • December 2007 Gainesville, FL Veterans for Peace Solstice Concert
  • March 2, 2008 International Film Festival, University of Miami, FL
  • May 2008 Cost of War display along with Vets for Peace gravestone display
  • 3-day Memorial Weekend, Gainesville, FL
  • October 13, 2008 Brooksville, FL Statewide UU Women's Retreat, with workshop
  • December 2008 University of California, Monterey, CA
  • May 2009 Mother's Day Rally, White House, Washington DC
  • May 2009 Cost of War display along with Vets for Peace gravestone display
  • 3-day Memorial Weekend, Gainesville, FL
    October- Tucson, AZ Chinese Cultural Center, Trinity Presbyterian Church,
  • November 2009 libraries and peace vigils
  • January-March 2010 Phoenix, Az End the War Meetings
  • Feb 14: !st Annual Peace Picnic
  • Feb 20: Paradise Valley, AZ, Scottsdale
  • Feb 27-29: Social Justice Teach-In ASU Tempe
  • March 8: Fair Trade Café Display, Phoenix
  • March 31: Caesar Chavez Day, Sheppard of the Valley Church
  • May 28-31 2010 Gainesville, FL along with the VFP gravestone display

Peace Ribbon on Display

CODEPINK local groups who would like to have the Peace Ribbon displayed in their city can schedule for Jacque to mail it to them. 
Jacque can ship all or part of the Ribbon.

See photos of the peace ribbon in Jordan by clicking here.

  • Creating a Remembrance Panel
    The first step in designing your panel is choosing a person to honor. Friends and family members are encouraged to make a panel for their loved one. Click here to see a list of the panels that have already been made in memoriam of fallen US soldiers and Iraqi civilians.

  • If you do not know someone personally, but still want to create a panel, you can get information about soldiers and civilians online and through your local media outlets. For the most up-to-date number of Iraq casualties and short info on fallen soldiers from CNN, click here. Also visit the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count website. Check with your local newspaper to find out about fallen soldiers from your area. To learn about Iraqi civilian deaths, visit the Iraq Body Count website.

  • E-mail the name of the person you are making a panel for to jacque[at] so that we can list them online to avoid duplicate panels.

  • Each panel should be made of cloth and about 2'x3' unhemmed. Please hem or use binding to prevent the edges from fraying.

  • Please include the name, age, city and state / country for the person you are creating the cloth for, as well as personal touches added to honor their life.

  • On the front, write the person's information with a permanent marker, a fabric pen or paint, or needlepoint the information. You might even cut out letters from fabric and sew them on or use iron-on fusible interface webbing (ask at your fabric store)--– be creative. For example, Staff Sgt. Raymond Jones Jr., 31, of Gainesville, Fl, was a son, brother, husband and father and one of his hobbies was raising miniature horses.

  • Please write the date they died on the back of the panel in blue ink pen.

  • Sew 1" sturdy grosgrain ribbon across the top and bottom leaving an 8" overhang at each end, so we can tie each panel together for display.

  • When your panel is complete, please mail it to:
    Jacqueline Betz , P.O. Box 437, Waldo, Florida 32694

  • To help, or if you have questions, please contact Jacque at (352) 468-2101 or jacque[at]

Arizona (chapters in Phoenix, Tucson, & Bisbee) hosted the Peace Ribbon during September - November 2010

Check out: Tuscon's 2010 All Souls Procession news article + audio coverage

Peace Ribbon from South Park in Lawrence, KS -- April 2008. More...

The Peace Ribbon on display in Ashland, Oregon.
Click here to read about Ashland's Peace Ribbon contribution in an article in the Ashland Daily Tidings. 

Jacque with a CODEPINK Long Island member in NYC.

The Peace Ribbon on display at Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas.

Photo credits on this page: Jeff Patterson and Loretta. 

The Peace Ribbon in NYC.

The Peace Ribbon on display in Charlotte, NC.
September 30, 2006

Photo Credits: Carol Marley

Brisbane Family Festivial
Dana Dillworth

Impeachmet Rally, Charlotte, NC

Peace Ribbon Panels in Detail:

Peace Ribbon Completed Panels