Alexander Statement on Fifth Anniversary of Iraq War

Washington, D.C.

Posted on March 19, 2008

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq: “I hope all Americans will take time this week to honor the men and women who have served in Iraq. These include the 101st Airborne and nearly 14,000 from the Tennessee National Guard. Many have served two or three tours. Eighty-two Tennesseans have given their lives in Iraq. Hundreds have suffered wounds that will change their lives. They have performed heroically. I am glad to see now that, after five years, we finally seem to be on a path which will bring the war to a successful conclusion and hasten the time when most of these brave soldiers can come home.” ###