As a writer, I hope to write things that will make readers think and feel, or to make them aware of other writers whose work does so. With that in mind, I encourage you to read this article by Lily Burana. The article is well-written, and it contains two truly haunting photographs--one of a young military widow and a Marine guarding her husband's casket through the long night; the other of passengers on an airplane watching a casket unloaded from the cargo hold beneath them.
I also encourage you to visit Milblogging and read what our troops say in their own words, without the spin and agendas of politicians and the media.
No matter what country you're from, every nation has experienced the horror of war, and it's important to remember those who fell and those who still fight.
God bless our troops.