From the Chicago (Ill.) Tribune:
Troops' Gravestones Have Pentagon SlogansSome suggestions for retroactive slogans:
By DAVID PACE
Associated Press Writer
Published August 23, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Unlike earlier wars, nearly all Arlington National Cemetery gravestones for troops killed in Iraq or Afghanistan are inscribed with the slogan-like operation names the Pentagon selected to promote public support for the conflicts.
Families of fallen soldiers and Marines are being told they have the option to have the government-furnished headstones engraved with "Operation Enduring Freedom" or "Operation Iraqi Freedom" at no extra charge, whether they are buried in Arlington or elsewhere.
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- American Revolution— Operation White-Guy Freedom
- Mexican War— Operation California Dreamin'
- Civil War— Operation Surplus Population Abatement
- Vietnam War— Operation Enduring Quagmire
- Invasion of Grenada— Operation Foregone Conclusion