February 2010

For Whom the Bell Tolls


It was a quiet gathering — except for the constant tolling of a church bell.

The bell, which sat on the top of the United Methodist Church in Corvalis, WA church’s front staircase, sounded exactly 999 times Sunday, February 21, 2010 to mark the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

The World’s Children Speak of Peace

Is it not worth working for

Children know that peace comes from the heart; it lives in the way we see others; it survives in the respect we show our neighbors every day.  They also know, often better than adults, that today’s world is a global village and that we are all neighbors.

Kofi A. Annan

If you have a friend and that friend gets more friends
And those friends get still more friends, together we make

Runanskolan, Sollentuna, Sweden

U.S. Fatalities in Afghanistan - Week of January 24, 2010


In Memoriam


Total U.S. Fatalities

Operation Iraqi Freedom: 4,361

Operation Enduring Freedom: 963 

1.03 million Iraqis are believed to have died since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Opinion Research Business, London England

January 24, 2010 Sgt. Daniel M. Angus (Marines, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II MarineExpeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC)

Home town: Thonotosassa, FL:; 28 years old