Monday, May 25, 2009

The Price of Freedom

A Memorial Day reminder of the price of freedom, paid by those who served:

Since the War of Independence started in 1776 over 650,000 men and women have lost their lives in battle to secure our independence, protect our country, preserve our union and protect the freedoms of countries throughout the world. More than half a million additional soldiers have died in service outside the theater of war. They died servicing us! Among those honored, today we remember.

American Revolution battle deaths.4,435
War of 1812. 2,260
Indian Wars.1,000
Mexican War.1,733
Civil War.140,414
Spanish-American War.385
World War I.53,402
World War II.291,557
Korean War.33,741
Vietnam War.47,424
Gulf War.147
Global War on Terror.4,278 as of April 23, 2009.

Let us never forget their sacrifice and the cause they served. "And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me ..."

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