May 28, 2007

They Died for our Country


Memorial Day
is today - an American holiday. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country. We've started a new "Chan tradition" on Memorial Day (although William has been doing this on his own for awhile) and watch (record) the Memorial Day concert on PBS.
God bless all of those who have died for our country. God bless their families.

America's War Dead From the Revolutionary War to Iraq

Throughout our history, thousands of brave Americans have died serving their country and fighting for their beliefs. From the early days of the American Revolution to our current war in Iraq, the numbers of battle deaths speak to the sacrifices our soldiers, and their families, have made.

American Revolution (1775-1783)

4,435

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

2,260

Mexican War (1846-1848)

1,733

Civil War (1861-1865)

U: 140,414
C: 74,524

Spanish-American War (1898-1902)

385

World War I (1917-1918)

53,402

World War II (1941-1945)

291,557

Korean War (1950-1953)

33,686

Vietnam War (1964-1975)

47,410

Gulf War (1990-1991)

147

Afghanistan War (2001-present)

380

Iraq War (2003-present)

3,311

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