PHOTO: The Untold Story Behind Every Casualty Of War

With elections, scandals, and pundits dominating U.S. cable news coverage, it's all too easy to forget that the war in Afghanistan is entering its 11th year. This heartbreaking photo of Ashley Edens (22) receiving the remains of her fallen husband, Spc. Jason Edens (22), serves as a wrenching reminder that the costs of these conflicts run much deeper than many Americans realize. Every one of the 6,643 coalition soldiers and more than 132,000 civilians who lost their lives in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has a story — it's up to the rest of us to make sure they don't go untold.

Shocking footage taken in Alpharetta, Georgia last Thursday shows a mother relaxing by a pool while her two sons play in the water. The scene quickly changes from fun to frightening when one son warns her about a tree about to fall on her.

"I was sitting at the pool relaxing and reading a book while watching my two sons swim, when I heard a tree cracking and then my son yelled 'Run mom!' so I bolted out of my chair right before a huge tree fell right on the chair I was sitting on," the mother said, according to Viral Hog.

"Our home security camera captured the whole thing!"

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