In Remembrance of the Many

Memorial-Day

At this time of year, when Americans kick off their summers with holiday vacations and barbecues, it is good to pause and remember our countrymen (and women) who have answered the call to serve, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifices.

Please feel free to list the names of those you know who served our country so that we may know their names.

Conflict                                                U.S. Military Deaths

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)            25,000

War of 1812 (1812-1815)                       20,000

Mexican War (1846-1848)                      13,300

Civil War (1861-1865)

Union                                                        360,000

Confederate                                              260,000

Spanish-American War (1898)                   2,500

World War I (1917-1918)                            116,500

World War II (1941-1945)                           405,400

Korean War (1964-1973)                            36,600

Vietnam War (1964-1973)                           58,200

Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)                    380

Afghanistan (2001-present)                        500+

Iraq War (2003-2011)                                  4,700

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9 Responses to In Remembrance of the Many

  1. Thank you Lee Byers and Terry Byers for your services in defending our nation from those who would destroy us so that we may continue to live in freedom.

  2. Heath says:

    Thank you for creating this post. I had no idea about casualty numbers, so this was interesting – and sad. I thank God that there were, and are, people who are willing to put their lives on the line so that others may live in freedom.

  3. So many lives lost, very sad.

  4. deliseluvsred04 says:

    Thank you for the post. Today I remember Cpl Jennifer Parcell, a Marine I went to boo camp with, and was KIA in 2007. While I left Iraq untouched, I cannot help but remember the ones who did not make it…

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