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Rees Lloyd: MEMORIAL DAY 2015

From Rees Lloyd’s post from 2010:

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The Soldier

It is the soldier, not the reporter, 
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, 
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, 
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer, 
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier, 
who salutes the flag, 
who serves under the flag, 
and whose coffin is draped by the flag, 
who allows the protester to burn the flag.
[By Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC]
A  time to remember the price of our freedom, 
and the veterans who paid that price…
 
American Wars Killed In Action
 
Revolutionary War…………..  25, 324
 
War of 1812………………………      2,260
 
Mexican American War……  13,283
 
Civil War……………………….. 650,000
 
Spanish American War……..      7,166
 
World War I………………………. 116,708
 
World War II……………………. 408,306
 
Korean War………………………     54,246
 
Vietnam War ……………………    58,223
 
Persian Gulf War………………       363
(Desert Storm)
In the War on Terror there were:
 
Photo: iCasualties
Photo: iCasualties