Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

For What Is America’s Memorial Day?

Remembrance…Honoring…Gratitude…Resolution…

The Fallen: U.S. Military

  • Civil War — 498,332
  • World War I — 116,516
  • World War II — 405,399
  • Korea — 36,574
  • Vietnam — 58,220
  • Iraq — 4,476
  • Afghanistan — 2,184 (5/25/2014)

………..
Not for fame or reward
Not for place or for rank
Not lured by ambition
Or goaded by necessity
But in simple
Obedience to duty
As they understood it
These men [and women] suffered all
Sacrificed all
Dared all — and died.
— Inscription at The Confederate Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery
(Source: CBS Sunday Morning)

Remember…Honor…Express Gratitude…
Be Resolved…to Love