Senate Honors War Dead: 264 Pages, 4,009 Names

By Jacqueline Klingebiel

Apr 3, 2008 3:17pm

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf Reports: The Senate took a quick break from the Foreclosure Prevention Act Thursday,to vote on a resolution honoring members of the military killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The resolution, which is assumed to get unanimous support and was offered by Sen. Teddy Kennedy, (D-Mass.), is simple enough, reading: "The Senate honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have lost their lives in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and honors their families and loved ones."

The idea may be simple, yet the text of the resolution goes on for 264 pages; that is how much paper it takes to list the 4,009 names of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines killed in Iraq and 487 names of American servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan.

See it here.

Why today? The Senate was out of session when US deaths reached the 4,000 milestone.

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