Thank You

May 29, 2017

This Memorial Day, we honor the American soldiers who gave their lives in defense of their country.
To see it broken down is melancholic and sobering:
4,435 Americans died in the American Revolution
2,260 Americans died in the War of 1812
750,000 Americans died in the Civil War
116,516 Americans died in World War I
402,399 Americans died in World War II
36,574 Americans died in the Korean War
58,220 Americans died in the Vietnam War
383 Americans died in the Persian Gulf
4,486 Americans died in the Iraq War
2,345 Americans died fighting in Afghanistan.
As of 2017, a rough total of 1,366,618 Americans have died in large scale conflicts protecting freedom. Thousands more have died to safeguard democracy during peacetime.
The phrase “Thank You” is simply not enough to accurately express the gratitude the United States owes each of its fallen soldiers and their families.
At the end of the day, soldiers, not reporters, safeguard freedom of the press.

Soldiers, not politicians, safeguard the freedom of speech.

Soldiers, not lawyers, safeguard the right to a fair trail.

And soldiers, not activists, safeguard the freedom to protest peacefully.
Happy Memorial Day; do not forget what this day is about.

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