Pass this along to as many people as you can in honor of all our brave military who are making a difference and who must spend another Father’s Day apart from their families.
This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 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 make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad. He was so grateful for America’s liberation of his country that he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers. Kalat 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.
May this statue always be a tribute to all our fathers, with us or gone.