This is the ninth time veteran John Riccio of Naples has lead a group to put crosses on the beach representing the American soldiers killed in Iraq. He says the 767 red and white crosses (red crosses represent 100 killed, white represent 1) are there to honor and mourn the 2,842 veterans who died in Iraq and also to show the American public the cost of the war.

Photo by Tracy Boulian, Daily News

This is the ninth time veteran John Riccio of Naples has lead a group to put crosses on the beach representing the American soldiers killed in Iraq. He says the 767 red and white crosses (red crosses represent 100 killed, white represent 1) are there to honor and mourn the 2,842 veterans who died in Iraq and also to show the American public the cost of the war.

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