Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Troops Come Home: To war and back

The late Philip Graham, once one of the owners of The Washington Post, famously said that "journalism is the first draft of history."

On this the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that launched the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we find it fitting to look at that draft of history as it has appeared in The Fayetteville Observer.

In sum, they capture the story of war that isn't over on a day when we pause to be grateful that so many of the men and women who serve are home safe, at least for a time.

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