Category: Society / October 8, 2012 11:54 AM EDT
Dozens of protesters rallied in New York on Sunday to mark the 11th anniversary of the War in Afghanistan, Protestors held signs that carried messages like “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers” and “Afghanistan, 11 years too long” in addition to singing anti-war songs.
Among to protesters was 24 year old Michael, who served four tours of combat in Afghanistan. He stood out in order to express the real voice from the soldiers in war:
"Right now, a young soldier is trying to drink away the pain that will never leave. Right now, our brothers and sisters are in the war, not just with the enemy but with themselves. Last year, more soldiers took their own lives than the enemy did,"
The War in Afghanistan has cost the US, billions of dollars and more than 3,000 coalition forces, including 2,100 US military personnel have died. Meanwhile tens of thousands of Afghans have been killed since the U.S invasion 11 years ago.