Reflecting on his time in Iraq & remembering those who didn’t make it home
(HARRISBURG) – Sen. Majority Whip Ryan Aument (R-36), along with his colleagues and fellow veterans, Sens. Devlin Robinson (R-37), Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), and Doug Mastriano (R-33), introduced a resolution honoring the 20th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2003, the United States and coalition forces began the mission to liberate Iraq from dictator Saddam Hussein and extend freedom and democracy throughout the region. On March 20, 2003, the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom was marked with airstrikes on Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace.
“I had the privilege of serving in Iraq alongside some of the bravest men and women of our Commonwealth – some of whom did not have the opportunity to return home as I did…not a day goes by where I don’t think of them” Aument said. “On this anniversary, I urge Pennsylvanians to pause and remember the brave soldiers who served their country and this Commonwealth with excellence, determination, and patriotism.”
Operation Iraqi Freedom ended on Dec. 15, 2011.
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