Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Cost Of Freedom Is High

This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to our 4th Infantry division. It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood, Texas.

It was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced, by Saddam Hussein, to create  hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam  throughout Baghdad.

Kalat was immensely grateful for the American's liberation of his country.  He melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam and created this statue as a memorial to American soldiers and their fallen warriors. He worked on this memorial night and day for several months.

To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms.
Let there be peace on Earth.  Now.


  1. Wow - I don't remember this statue when I was there, but thank you for this post & the story.

  2. Thx Valerie. I love your blog. Just left a comment.

  3. A "statue" is worth a thousand words. Thanks for sharing it.

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