Government officials say April is now the deadliest month for US forces so far this year in Iraq.
Fallen soldiers are being honored today in Illinois.
Northern Illinois University is commemorating those lost with a portrait of a soldier memorial. Hand drawn portraits of 150 Illinois men and women that have died in service since September 11Th are now on display.
Where: Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois
When: April 30-May 6, Monday - Sunday, 7am-11pm
With nearly 19 million hits, the Portrait of a Soldier website is one of the country's most informative websites on supporting our troops.