They stand on guard once more in harm’s way in hostile lands answering the nation’s call on point in the places of death of conflict, of war, of sectarian factions longing to loose the whirlwinds.
Where we would choose never to be standing in the crosshairs walking near the mines, the chaos around the blind corners trusting in their brothers, their sisters under arms, their only hope in returning home
Ready to protect us, our beliefs with their lives, if they must Standing in the breach Heroes of this land one and all remembered more this Memorial Day.
Memorial Day, May 28, 2007 13:55 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.