The United States has been at war for 1,327 days.
Most of us have not been called to sacrifice. Some of us have sacrificed more than we, the living, could ever have right to ask.
Spend some time today contemplating those who have given what Lincoln termed, "the last full measure of devotion," to liberate oppressed people in foreign lands and to secure our own liberty for future generations.
- Soldiers killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Soldiers killed in Operation Enduring Freedom
- Contractors killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Citizens killed on September 11th
The cost of The War is indeed high. It is incumbent upon us to at least know their names.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,Kid Various is not at all a religous man, but he understands the words of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Indeed,
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me:
As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.
"As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free..."