Memorial Day remembrance for our fallen - not forgotten

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As we remember, "The greatest Generation" throughout the World and especially here in U.S. we thank them. As they gracefully exit the stage of life. Our memories will keep them alive in our hearts.

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Land of the free, Home of the Brave!!!

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Talk is cheap.  We all should honor the fallen warriors as well as the living veterans.  When I learned some State Governors were returning coven infected patients back into nursing homes that really pissed me off.  Many of those people in nursing homes are/were veterans of WW2 and were treated like disposable XXXX. 

Those Governors should go to prison for what they knowingly did.  Unbelievable. 

Just my 2 cents!

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Today "Memorial Day" recognizes those who died while serving in

the U.S. military. We cannot let fade, into the past, the reality that previous generations made sacrifices which seem unimaginable today and that such selflessness continues to this day.

To their credit, many Americans have never really forgotten the men and women who gave the final measure to protect the freedoms many still hold so dear, yet others take for granted.

So, TODAY, if only for a moment, right now, take the time to read the following list. Reflect upon how many Americans have died to ensure the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy today.

Whether you agreed with the decision to put our men and women in harm’s way or not, honor them with a prayer or a toast. This day is for them.

Below are some of the major conflicts that have claimed

the lives of more than 1 million Americans.



REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783): 25,000

NORTHWEST INDIAN WAR (1785-1795): 1,000

WAR OF 1812 (1812-1815): 20,000

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR (1846-1848): 13,000

CIVIL WAR (1861-1865): 625,000

GREAT SIOUX WAR (1876-1877): 300


PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN WAR (1898-1902): 4,200

WORLD WAR I (1917-1918): 117,000

WORLD WAR II (1941-1945): 407,000

COLD WAR (1947-1991): 32

KOREAN WAR (1950-1953): 37,000

VIETNAM WAR (1964-1973): 58,000

BEIRUT (1982-1984): 266

GRENADA (1983): 19

PANAMA (1989): 23

PERSIAN GULF WAR (1991): 269


IRAQ (2003-2011) 4,500


(Figures are approximate and include non-combat deaths.)

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Thank You eddessaknight for the dates of America at War.  Cheers

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The Kentucky Governor was asked about that today and said they were using state parks' lodging facilities for residence in the nursing homes without quarantine wards in their building. The state responses are not "one size fits all" and so is how elderly care is done.

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eddessaknight - thank you so much for the list.  humbling read.

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