Monday, November 03, 2008

Largest Re-enlistment Ceremony in US History

Was this actually the largest re-enlistment ceremony in US history? Did these soldiers volunteer to serve their country for another term in Iraq? Did it take place in what was formerly Saddam Hussein's palace?

Snopes says it's true.


uncadan8 said...

My brother was there and sent me photos a few months ago. Pretty amazing.

Anonymous said...

“next to of course god america i
love you land of the pilgrims and so forth oh
say can you see by the dawn’s early my
country ’tis of centuries come and go
and are no more what of it we should worry
in every language even deafanddumb
thy sons acclaim your glorious name by gorry
by jingo by gee by gosh by gum
why talk of beauty what could be more beaut-
iful than these heroic happy dead
who rushed like lions to the roaring slaughter
they did not stop to think they died instead
then shall the voice of liberty be mute?”

He spoke. And drank rapidly a glass of water

-- E E Cummings