When Navy Lieutenant Jacob Joubert got orders to move to Raleigh, N.C.as an ROTC instructor, he was at a low point in his life. A tough, tattooed kid from a tough Illinois town, he'd been saved by enlisting and then getting married and becoming an officer. Now, years later, he'd gone though a divorce and moved to a place where he knew no one. Then Jake remembered a long-ago passion for painting. He came up with the idea of reminding people of every single soldier who had died in America's wars - over a million people, each represented with a hash mark. Also,
the lead singer of the band Cracker is personally against the war in Iraq. But one of his songs, Yalla Yalla, became a hit with soldiers.