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Friday, May 27, 2005

The names

When you see the names of the 1,636 U.S. military killed in Iraq grouped together in one place, the effect is a sobering reminder of the sacrifice U.S. forces are making in Iraq. Our Presentation Editor, MaryAnne Talbott, has spent this week placing each name on two open pages we have planned for Memorial Day. This is the fourth time she has done this since the fighting began, and each time the list grows longer and the emotions stronger. It's quite impactful to see two pages of names of U.S. military killed in Iraq. When we did it last year, the names took up one full page. This year the list of names takes up two full pages. Let us know what you think when you see the list of names in Monday's newspaper. We do it as a tribute to the men and women killed during the war and as a remembrance for their families.

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