On this Anniversary of the Iraq War

This is worth looking at: "Not Ready to End the Fight"

Read the story behind the video here

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -- Edmund Burke

I think it is important for folks to remember we who serve volunteer to serve. We go in harms way to defend liberty, our nation, and our families because we want to serve.

There are important lessons from our history we must never forget.


I also find myself moved by this video on Youtube set to
Toby Keith's: "American Soldier"

I'm just tryin' to be a father
raise a dauther and a son
be a lover to their mother
everything to everyone
up and at em bright and early
i'm all busness in my suit
ya i'm dressed up for sucsess
from my head down to my boots
i don't do it for the money
there's bills that i can't pay
i don't do it for the glory
i just do it anyway
providing for our futures
my responsibility
ya i'm real good on the pressure
bein all that i can be

i can't call in sick on mondays when the weekends been too strong
i just work straight through the hollidays
sometimes all night long
you can bet that i stand ready
when the wolf growles at the door
hey i'm solid
hey i'm steady
hey i'm true down to the core

And i will always do my duty
no matter what the price
i've counted up the cost
i know the sacrafice

oh and i don't want to die for you
but if dyin's askin me, i'll bear that cross with honor
cause freedom don't come free

I'm an american soldier
an american
beside my brothers and my sisters
i will proudly take a stand
when liberty's in jeapordy
i will always do whats right
i'm out here on the front line
sleep in peace tonight
American Soldier
i'm an american soldier

ya an american soldier
an american
beside my brothers and my sisters
i will proudly take a stand
when liberty's in jeapordy
i will always do whats right
i'm out here on the front line
so sleep in peace tonight
American Soldier
i'm an american
an american
an american soldier