Monday, May 30, 2011

Have fun grilling your burgers and hot dogs and please remember those who gave the their lives so that you may enjoy it without having to speak German, Japanese or Farsi.

Remember those who fought for a new country, free from the British Monarchist rule during the Revolutionary war and the War of 1812.

Remember those who fought for their rights and beliefs in the Civil War.

Remember those who fought for the US in the World Wars.

Remember those who fought in Korea.

Remember those who fought in Vietnam and came home without fanfare.

Remember those who have come home from Iraq twice now and are still there and in Afghanistan.

And remember those who never came home at all.

America's Wars Total (1775–1991)

Military service during war 41,891,368
Battle deaths 651,030
Other deaths in service (theater) 308,800
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 230,279
Nonmortal woundings 1,431,290

Global War on Terror

Total Servicemembers (Worldwide) (as of Dec 31, 2010) 1,429,367
Deployed to Iraq (Operation New Dawn) (as of Dec. 31, 2010) 85,600
Deployed to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom)(as of Dec. 31, 2010) 103,700
Battle Deaths (as of May 12, 2011) 4,724
Other Deaths (In Theater) (as of May 12, 2011) 1,294
Non-mortal Woundings (as of May 12, 2011) 43,399

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AMEN!! Well said!!