Last Throes? Ft. Lewis Stops Individual Memorial Services

grave-memorial-ap-210-se-27.jpgThis might be the single saddest commentary on just how we honor the sacrifice of our troops.

AttyTood: (h/t miss kitty)

It was exactly two years ago today that Dick Cheney told us that the insurgency in Iraq is in its last throes.

I heard that earlier today, and it came to me again as I read this story:

Fort Lewis, which this month has suffered its worst losses of the war, will no longer conduct individual memorial ceremonies for soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Instead, the post will hold one ceremony for all soldiers killed each month, the Fort Lewis acting commanding general, Brig. Gen. William Troy, wrote in a memo to commanders and staff last week.

"As much as we would like to think otherwise, I am afraid that with the number of soldiers we now have in harm's way, our losses will preclude us from continuing to do individual memorial ceremonies," Troy wrote in the memo, according to a copy obtained by United for Peace Pierce County and posted on the group's Web site. A post spokesman confirmed the policy change Tuesday. It will start in June.


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