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.