Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

As we all take this opportunity to extend the unofficial start of Summer into a three day weekend filled with fun, friends, family and cookouts, let us not forget why we have this day.

Today is Memorial Day, a day that we honor our fallen heroes whose sacrifice allowed us the continual freedom to enjoy those cookouts today. It is a day to honor those who have served and fallen while serving in the US Armed Services.

To this date, 1,321,612 Americans have died serving us including 116,516 in WWI, 405,399 in WWII, 36,516 in the Korean War, 58,209 in the Vietnam War and 6,717 in the War on Terror (Afghanistan and Iraq) and that is just the totals of brave young men who died in combat. 

So take a little bit of time out today and honor and remember them, for it is them we honor. 

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