Remembering American Heroes This Memorial Day

This Memorial Day we give thanks for the brave men & women who defend the United States, many who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may be safe and free.

Since America’s founding, more than one million Americans have given their life for their country on the battlefield. From the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) to Operation Inherent Resolve (2016-2018), these courageous few lay down their lives so that we may be free.

Below are estimated American military casualties in each of the United States’ major wars, the worst of which occurred when the nation was at war with itself. As our Republic appears more divided than ever, let us remember the risks of divisiveness and vow to never let it happen again.

750,000 – American Civil War

400,000 – World War II

115,000 – World War I

60,000 – Vietnam War

50,000 – Korean War

25,000 – American Revolutionary War

15,000 – War of 1812

13,000 – Mexican-American War

5,000 – Iraq War

4,000 – Philippine-American War

2,000 – Afghanistan War

2,000 – Spanish-American War

Let us pray for peace on Earth and also for the safety of our soldiers in harm’s way.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Have a blessed Memorial Day, let us never forget the sacrifices of “the three percent”.

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