Friday, May 19, 2006

Funeral of another fallen hero...

The mother of a fallen staff sergeant cries as she is presented a medal during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Fifty-four coalition soldiers have been killed in the first 16 days of May alone, a trend that could make May the deadliest month of the occupation for coalition forces so far.

I occasionally publish a funeral photo to remind us of the extraordinary sacrifices that many American families are making. Regretfully, funerals of fallen heroes are generally not covered in the mainstream media.

Photo: Gerald Herbert / AP. (Courtesy of Truthout)