Afghanistan is characterized by it’s mountainous landscape. Our commitment to Operation Enduring Freedom is highlighted by the map of Afghanistan as the theater of our operation. The symbol of the United States and the American spirit is shown by the eagle, constantly vigilant, and always ready to defend freedom. A new beginning for Afghanistan and its path a free and prosperous future is represented by the rising sun. Honor and high achievement are represented by the laurel wreath. The color combination of the ribbon represents the colors of the new Afghanistan flag as well as the United States.