Wednesday marks the 8th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
So far 21,000 troops have been sent over this year alone, which brings the total to 68,000 armed forces for the entire war to date.
On this anniversary, the Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers hope that people won't forget about those who are still fighting as well as those who have served in this war.
Nearly 800 soldiers have lost their lives in the Afghan War.
President Obama is expected to make a decision Friday on General McChrystal's request of an additional 40,000 troops.