FORGOTTEN MAN I.E. MEN MEMORIAL DAY LISTING REMEMBRANCE 2020
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.
MAY GOD REST THEIR SOULS
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
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR (1898): 2,400
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
SOMALIA INTERVENTION (1992-1995): 43
IRAQ (2003-2011) 4,500
AFGHANISTAN (2002-PRESENT) 2,441
(Figures are approximate and include non-combat deaths.)
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