The 3,433 white wooden crosses that fill the grassy lawn beside the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) facility stand quietly at attention but the message each evokes speaks volumes.
The crosses represent the military men and women who have died while serving with the United States Armed Forces in Iraq. A symbolic orange poppy adorns each cross and in the front row are three black crosses, representing the MIAs in Iraq, including SG. Keith Maupin, of Batavia, Ohio, who was captured in 2004. [More