Eight-year-old Kathleen Kogut of Kennett Square, PA, reflects over a display of 1746 pairs of boots on Independence Mall Monday, representing the 1746 U.S. military troops lost in Iraq to date. The “Eyes Wide Open” exhibit, presented by the American Friends Service Committee, returned to Philadelphia this weekend after touring more than 60 other cities. Kogut has a teacher and several friends of her family serving in Iraq. DAILY NEWS PHOTO / JIM MACMILLAN

By Jim MacMillan

Jim MacMillan is the founder and director of the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting and the assistant director of the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University. He has been a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Knight-Wallace Fellows, as well as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Swarthmore College. Previously, MacMillan spent 17 years at the Philadelphia Daily News and photographed the war in Iraq for The Associated Press, after which he and his team were awarded The Pulitzer Prize.