Candles -- not 4,000 -- mark U.S. Iraq War deaths
Original post made on Mar 25, 2008
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 10:56 AM
on Mar 25, 2008 at 12:22 pm
A national tour featuring decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan won't be stopping at Forest Lake Area High School today as planned, after school leaders abruptly canceled the visit.
Steve Massey, the school principal, said the decision to cancel was prompted by concerns that the event was becoming political rather than educational and therefore was not suitable for a public school.
on Mar 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm
Either the reporter who wrote the original story announcing this event misled us or the organizer, PPJC, did:
There were no 4000 candles apparently-in fact if you look at oneo fth epictures posted it appears that they could not even get all of the paltry number of candles there lit.
Some show of respect for our troops who have given their lives.
What else have been misled about by these organizations?
on Mar 26, 2008 at 8:44 am
> He said many people are "clueless on
> what is going on in Iraq."
The US Military provides an excellent web-based news source of its activities and basic data--like casualty counts:
Lots of pictures, video and audio--all anyone has to do is "log on" to find out what's happening in the many places around the world that our brave men and women are serving the folks back home, and helping to pass the flame of democracy to those who yearn to be free.
Don't expect to get much information from the guy who uttered the almost meaningless sentiment above--go to the source and educate your self.