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Monday, January 28, 2008

This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry division.

It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood , TX

The statue was created byan Iraqi 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 warriors.

Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months. To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms.

Do you know why we don't hear about this in the news? Because it is heart warmingand praise worthy. The media avoids it because it does not have the shock effect.

Can we do something about it? Of course we can. We can in honor of all our brave military who are making a difference.
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Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (1/28/2008 10:54 PM) : 

Thanks for this Dixie, I was not aware, I am going to do some research on it.


Blogger Star8278 said ... (1/29/2008 6:38 AM) : 

So touching!


Blogger Matt-Man said ... (1/29/2008 7:51 AM) : 

Sweet Looking...Cheers Dixie.


Blogger Desert Songbird said ... (1/29/2008 10:04 AM) : 

The good that is being done in Iraq and Afghanistan is often overlooked. Fortunately for the insurgents, they get all of the attention.


Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said ... (1/29/2008 12:09 PM) : 

Very well done and I didn't know this either. I so support our military men and women. Have a great day. :)


Blogger the108 said ... (1/29/2008 12:40 PM) : 

That's an awesome tribute...


Blogger angell said ... (1/30/2008 11:01 AM) : 

Absolutely beautiful Dixie. Thank you so much for sharing. I had no idea. A friend of mine just lost his C.O. in combat in Iraq. Such a shame that tributes like this get ignored.


Blogger Bond said ... (1/31/2008 12:56 PM) : 

Great memorial...thanks for sharing SMOOCH


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