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Tuesday marks 10 year anniversary of start of Iraq War

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People throughout the country are preparing for a day of reflection, as Tuesday marks the 10 year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War.  On March 19, 2003 the United States led an invasion of Iraq with the goal of ridding it of weapons of mass destruction, going after extremists and replacing a dictatorship. 

Throughout the Valley, people are still feeling pain remembering those lost in the war since then.  We spoke with the floor manager at Commando Military Supply in Columbus, Sean Robinson, who tells us he lost two of his close friends in the war.  He wears dog tags with their names on it every day in honor of them.  He tells us how hard it is for him to reflect, "I don't like to really particularly think about it because of, you know, who I've lost in the war, but I still would like every other soldier, every other person, not just Army, but Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, everybody that went overseas that we appreciate what they did.  We honor and care for every soldier that went overseas and all we want them to do is come back home." 

For many, ten years has not gone by fast and many veterans and families are still dealing with the after-effects of combat.  If you would like to help our soldiers and their families, there are many non-profit organizations to choose from.  Hope for the Warriors is one of them, and you can donate by clicking here

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