Honor the dead

The American Cemetery at Cambridge. Source: the American Battle Monuments Commission.
Here are some of the ways the Bush administration has chosen to honor our soldiers in the current conflict.
Addendum: Sadly, No! has more items for the list. If you’re a veteran of the Iraq War, take a look at Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Addendum: Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake, asked about the problem of post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans, said that
some of the concern about post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury has been overblown.
Many of the brain injuries are serious but some of them are akin to what anyone who played football in their youth might have suffered […]
Peake also wondered whether PTSD was being overdiagnosed.
“I worry about labeling all these kids coming back,” he said. “Just because someone might need a little counseling when they get back, doesn’t mean they need the PTSD label their whole lives.”
In response to the story mentioned above on the diagnosis of PTSD, Peake said that the VA is “committed to absolute accuracy in a diagnosis and unwavering in providing any and all earned benefits” (Kelly Kennedy, “VA e-mail: Save money, do not diagnose PTSD”, Army Times, 19 Mary 2008).

LinkMay 26, 2008 in Current Affairs