Honoring those who have fallen. Here are the numbers for just the major conflicts in American history.
128,652,380,442 total dead and wounded : Revolutionary War, 50,000; War of 1812, 4,505; Mexican American War, 13,283; Civil War 646,392; Spanish-American War, 4,068; World War I, 320,518; World War II, 1,076,245; Korean War, 128,650; Vietnam War, 211,454; Middle Eastern Conflicts since 1990, 53,977.
Here's hoping that we all, of all nations remember and honor those who have sacrificed all in order to protect us along with a prayer that one day soon people of all nations will find a way to resolve their differences without war and loss of life.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 5/27/2009 5:01:02 AM*** Reason: *
"Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant". author unknown
A little late, but still wanted to take a moment to express my love, respect and gratitude to all those who have and are continuing to serve our country. A prayer goes out to all the fallen soldiers and their families as well.
A day late because I don't spend much time on TP anymore. The soldiers and their families deserve our thanks and prayers every day and not just on Memorial Day. But the conflicts have been going on for so long that I think sometimes it slips from our everyday thoughts. It's wonderful that we have a day to remind us that for the soldiers and their families it's part of their lives every day.
"One cat just leads to another" - Ernest Hemingway