I had seen a documentary on Arlington West, and was happy to get the opportunity to see this exhibit in person, proudly displayed next to the Santa Monica Pier by Veterans for Peace. Each white cross represents a fallen American soldier in Iraq, and each red cross represents 10 fallen soldiers. The mock caskets represent the number of soldiers killed that particular week in Iraq, which was 7 when we were there. What a beautiful tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. I also visited the Los Angeles National Cemetary, where my nephew, Daniel Cagle, was laid to rest in May of 2007, after being killed in Iraq by an IED.