June 30, 2009 US military will be leaving Iraqi cities, towns and villages. December 31, 2011 all US military will be out of Iraq. These dates are set regardless of what happens on the ground.
Dec 5, 2008 the Gramercy Park, Brotherhood Synagogue, in NYC will be hosting a dinner honoring American soldiers returning from Iraq. All are welcome.
Saint Patricks Day the 26th Street Armory in NYC will be honoring US soldiers returning from Afghanistan. Free beer for those attending. All are welcome at this event as well.
I am hoping to attend, health permitting.