WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the floor of the U.S. Senate and called for a moment of silence to honor the more than 3,500 Americans troops killed in the Iraq war:
“This week we have reached another tragic milestone in the Iraq war: 3,500 American troops have now been lost. Every single one of them is a hero. Every brave man and woman who continues to serve and protect us is a hero as well.
“At a somber time like this, words betray our grief and gratitude. So I ask my colleagues to join me in a brief moment of silence to honor the memory and sacrifice of every airman, soldier, sailor and marine we have lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.”