March 20 marks an important day in U.S history. 16 years ago, United States Troops passed through the Iraqi border.
Americans were told by former President George W. Bush that the U.S. was going to war with Iraq because of the threat of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction and ties to terrorism.
This day is recognized as a day to reflect on those men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country and honor those who entered service in Iraq 16 years ago.
Stephen Cummings, Military Police Officer said, “We were given an order to go. Thousands of men and women put on their uniform and we went. Not everybody came home. That’s tough, so it’s important to remember the sacrifices made by those men and women.”
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, as of 2016, there have been 4,424 U.S. casualties as a result of the Iraq War.