July 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (#14) : thirteen seconds of silence

I noticed in my sidebar this morning that to date we've lost 3,628 American soldiers in the Iraq war. So far. That's more people than Katrina killed. That's way more people than the 9/11 terrorists killed (2,981). (Which, by the way, had nothing to do with Iraq or Saddam Houssein.)

Today for my Thursday Thirteen I am going to set aside thirteen minutes of silence to think about the soldiers who have lost their lives in the recent wars, the civilians who are dealing with death and fear every day in those areas, the families of our service people who sacrifice so much for our country's leaders, and the troops still overseas in danger's gunsights.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Excellent choice for a TT. I'll observe the silence also.