R.I.P 2546

Two Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Six
Mothers
Fathers
Sisters
Brothers
Daughters
Sons
Friends
Loved Ones…

Fighting against terrorism
Fighting against weapons of mass destruction
Fighting to help the people of Iraq gain a democracy
Fighting to help the people of Iraq gain a democracy
Fighting to help the people of Iraq gain a democracy

He started out wanting Osama,
but hunted Saddam.

He said we were fighting terrorism in Afghanistan
Avenging 911,
Yet we end up changing Iraq’s political status?

Claimed Iraq had treacherous weapons…
didn’t find any.
Meanwhile,
North Korea stands on the sidelines waving red flags,
Showcasing their arms.
Undisclosed,
Loud and clear.

Two Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Six.
Mothers
Fathers
Sisters
Brothers
Daughters
Sons
Friends
Loved Ones…

Said they could come home in 3 months
Said they could come home in 6 months
Said they could come home in a year
Don’t know when they’re coming home
Don’t know when they’re coming home
Don’t know when they’re coming home

Husbands and Wives pray day and night for the safe return of their other half.
Mothers bringin in babies alone cause daddy’s not home.
Kids go months missin a parent
and parents missin their day to day activities
Both havin to substitute kisses and hugs
For letters, pictures and brief phone calls…
That unfortunately sometimes come an unexpected stop.

We invade other countries over reasons unclear
Guiding individuals a world away to a freedom that most don’t embrace,
While hurricanes and floods smother our states
And sista’s and brotha’s in our back yard,
Imprisoned by nature’s fury,
Plead help for 5 hellish days and nights.

Two Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Six
Mothers
Fathers
Sisters
Brothers
Daughters
Sons
Friends
Loved Ones…

They fought in a war that many don’t understand,
They fought in a war that many disagree with,
They fought in a war that has no certain outcome or ending.
Loyally sacrificing their lives on our behalf,
Sadly caught up in a catch-22.

Two Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Six
Mothers
Fathers
Sisters
Brothers
Daughters
Sons
Friends
Loved Ones…
U.S. Casualties as of July 6th, 2006
Thank them,
Remember them,
Honor them.

*SLB*

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