Dozens of spectators were on hand on Monday, Memorial Day, 2013 at the Missoula County Courthouse to take part in ceremonies to honor members of the armed forces, police and firefighters who have given their lives while in service to their communities and country.
Country music superstar Alan Jackson will help some deserving military families celebrate July 4th a little bit early this year. According to a post on Jackson’s website, the singer is slated to perform this coming Saturday (June 30) at Fort Sill, Okla. to kick off the military installation’s patriotic festivities.
Earlier this week, the Pentagon declared the end of the Iraq War, an almost nine-year conflict which claimed 4,487 American lives and removed Saddam Hussein from power. Now, Americans are are conflicted over whether the entire endeavor was worth it.