My hexagon is of an American soldier who was killed in the war in Afghanistan. I chose this media to illustrate the idea because there is a lot of soldiers and other people dying in Afghanistan. The war on Afghanistan has impacted a lot of people; For example, since 2001 1,496 soldiers have been killed in action, and 15,415 have been wounded in action. This shows how the war has impacted families and friends of fallen soldiers, and not just the soldiers alone. This also has had a impact on the US financially; $3.2-4trillion has been spent on the war on Afghanistan. Also thousands of innocent people have been killed because of the terrorism in Afghanistan. About 3,000 people were killed by terrorists on September 11, 2001.
Things are being done to try to end the war. For example, on January 26, 2010, at the International conference on Afghanistan in London, which brought together some 70 countries and organizations, Afghan president Hamid Karzai told world leaders that he intended to reach out to the top echelons of the Taliban with a peace initiative. Another thing being done to end the war is by Obama, he said 23,000 troops will leave the country by the summer of 2012. A big turn in the war was on May 1, 2011 when al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed by Seal Team 6.
What I did in my hexagon to symbolize the issue was a soldiers helmet on top of his gun and also his boots aside. It symbolizes that a soldier was killed in action which represents the big issue of soldiers dying on Afghanistan. I used color pencils to illustrate my hexagon because I think they are easier to use and i had some detail that i wouldn’t have been able to draw with markers.