Dear Baghdad had a great Memorial Day post.
I write to you on what is known in America as, Memorial Day, a holiday where both the fallen heroes and the serving men and women are honored by the people of the United States. Washington, DC is the home of the Arlington National Cemetery, the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial among others, thus thousands of veterans and those who support the troops get in their motorcycles and pour into Washington to participate in what is known as "Rolling Thunder."
He goes on to address the challenges Iraq faces with the insurgency.
Take it any way you want, everything begins with the end of the insurgency and it must end in a way where the mainstream perceives it as a dark chapter in the New Iraq's history. As long as the insurgency is continuing, the very hope (the only thing that we have gained from Operation Iraqi Freedom so far) can be lost amid the bloodshed and the bombings.
If you have some free time check out Dear Baghdad. I myself am a big fan.