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Millenial by Raymond A. Foss
One thousand more
of our best and brightest
our nation’s treasure,
spent in the streets, in the dust
of that ancient land
Tigris and Euphrates,
cradles of civilization
blood running down your courses
to the sea beyond
land of the fighting factions
war lords, tribal feuds
ancient schisms,
we in the middle still
Four years of war
fatigues the nation
unceasing quagmire
no end in sight
Our treasure still in the field
in the desert,
in the whirling sands
twisting in the wind

Memorial Day, May 28, 2007 13:42

In the period from Memorial Day 2006 to Memorial Day 2007,
982 soldiers and Marines died in Iraq (per AP reports).
At least 3,452 members of the U.S. military have died
since the beginning of the war in Iraq in March 2003 (per AP reports).
At least 325 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan,
Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion
of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.
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