Pass this on.
Currently stands outside the Iraqi palace,
Now home to the 4th Infantry division.
Eventually be shipped home
And put in the
Memorial museum in Fort Hood , TX
Was created by
Artist named Kalat,
Who for years was forced by
Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds
Of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad ..
Kalat was so
Grateful for the Americans liberation of his country;
He melted 3 of the heads of the fallen
Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers
And their fallen
Worked on this memorial night and day for several months.
To the right of the
Kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the
Loss of his comrade in arms.
Know why we don't hear about this in the news?
Is heart warming
Avoids it because it does not have the shock effect.
Can do something about it.
Pass this along to as many people as we can in honor of all our brave
Military who are making a difference.
Please pass this on!
Hi, Silverback, this is a good story but has been embellished somewhere down the line. I remembered because I had been sent this a couple years ago and checked it out on Snopes. Although the statue is indeed a tribute to our brave troops, the rest is quite cynical.
This is a good site for checking out stories passed on by email, they tend to take on a life of their own after a while!
it doesnt matter to me if the story is true or not...the moral is still one to think about.
The media will always go for extremes, and usually bad extremes get the aire time.
I am sure there are plenty of heartwarming tales in these warzones that we will never hear about...maybe thats bad...or maybe its alright, as maybe those soldiers deserve to share some private good times whilst on deployment also.
Thanks Dave , sorta what I was thinking, my Uncle has been at Fort Hood forever, so its kinda close to my heart.:):):)
Jesus did it. He risked his life by speaking of The Father, and they executed him for it, regardless of the fact in the eyes of the Law he was basically pronounced innocent. These service people who die, or get injured, or who just participate in any such way, are, whether they know it or not, following that example.
I am sure that there are bad things, I am sure that some of the officers abuse those in training, or abuse prisoners, we know this because the media wont shut up about it...fair enough, its wrong, they are fallen humans, they make mistakes...but I'm damn sure that there is more good that happens then bad, goodness which isnt reported because its figured that noone cares, which is lalso quite wrong indeed...but regardless...those who give and recieve...they know it happens...speak to any Ex-Forces, and ask them, I am perfectly sure they can tell you of good things, happy memories, etc.
so for me...its about the moral of the tale...it may be completely fake...but that in itself tells you something...thats someone obviously felt the need to author something positive rather then just negative. I think that should be what we contemplate from this :)
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