I hope everyone who reads this pauses for a moment to remember our soldiers who have died not just in Iraq but in all past battles. They are rarely part of the battlefield decision-making process, yet they followed orders anyway and paid with their lives so we could continue to live ours.
This Memorial Day will see roughly 1,000 more dead soldiers than last Memorial Day. Right now I can’t help but think that these brave men and women died in vain. I hope and pray that years from now, historians will prove me wrong and will prove President Bush right, so that the sacrifices made by our military will have been worth the effort.