Saturday, December 17, 2011
End of the Iraq War
The last of the US troops in Iraq have just crossed into Kuwait, ending military presence in the country, after eight years. While I have expressed reservations about this and still pray that Saigon 1975 is not repeated, especially with an emboldened Iran next door, this is a time to celebrate the accomplishment of the US Military, marvel at their successes, thank those who did all they could to improve technology to save lives, honor the class and grace of these young men and women who did their jobs valiantly with many on the homefront breathing down their necks, yet we pray for 4,484 lost and 32,200 wounded, as well as their families.
Be sure to thank a military member when you see them, and we must remember: land of the free, because of the brave!