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Price of freedom; 2,852,901
« on: May 30, 2011, 08:12:20 AM »
Memorial Day 2018 Still too many.

Memorial Day 2016 Could not find an updated number so I'll go with too many.

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2014

Memorial day 2013

Memorial day 2012

Memorial day 2011

 :'( Lest we forget.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war

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Re: Price of freedom; 2,489,335.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 11:10:09 AM »
Thank you for posting this, 2CL. 

Lest we forget, indeed.   :'(
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,489,335.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 11:56:33 AM »
Amen, 2CL.
Freedom isnt free.
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/images/above_scenes/pages/image_32.html

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I watched the flag pass by one day,

    It fluttered in the breeze.

    A young Marine saluted it,

    And then he stood at ease..

    I looked at him in uniform

    So young, so tall, so proud,

    With hair cut square and eyes alert

    He'd stand out in any crowd.

    I thought how many men like him

    Had fallen through the years.

    How many died on foreign soil

    How many mothers' tears?

    How many pilots' planes shot down?

    How many died at sea


    How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?

    No, freedom isn't free.

    I heard the sound of Taps one night,

    When everything was still,

    I listened to the bugler play

    And felt a sudden chill.

    I wondered just how many times

    That Taps had meant "Amen,"

    When a flag had draped a coffin.

    Of a brother or a friend.

    I thought of all the children,

    Of the mothers and the wives,

    Of fathers, sons and husbands

    With interrupted lives.

    I thought about a graveyard

    At the bottom of the sea

    Of unmarked graves in Arlington.

    No, freedom isn't free.

     

    Enjoy Your Freedom & God Bless Our Troops
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,489,335.
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 10:39:03 AM »
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,489,335.
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 10:06:52 PM »
 :'(
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,489,335.
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 10:31:34 AM »
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,717,991.
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013, 10:54:00 AM »
2013
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,717,991.
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,717,991.
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2014, 04:32:40 PM »
"Men sleep peacefully at night, only because rough me stand ready to do violence on their part" George Orwell
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,852,901
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2015, 10:19:48 PM »
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,852,901
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2015, 09:12:32 PM »
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

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Re: Price of freedom; 2,852,901
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2015, 10:23:28 PM »
To the army and the navy and the battles they have won. Here's to the flag of America and the colors that never run. May the wings of Liberty, never lose a feather!
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,852,901
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2016, 07:11:27 PM »
2018

Lest we forget

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Re: Price of freedom; 2,852,901
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2016, 04:13:57 PM »
Amen brother, Amen.
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2018, 11:35:07 AM »
2018  :'(
Lest we forget.
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Re: Price of freedom; 2,852,901
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2018, 02:16:02 PM »
So True.

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Re: Price of freedom; 2,852,901
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2018, 05:32:38 PM »
Many, today, seem to confuse Veteran's Day with Memorial Day. As a veteran, I am honored that there is a day to remember and honor our service. However...

Memorial Day is not Veteran's Day. It is a much more solemn day. One set aside to remember those whose lives were cut short, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, so that we might have liberty and freedom today.

I ask that each and every American set aside a few moments tomorrow to remember those who sacrificed and gave all.

God Bless
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2018, 10:53:18 AM »
We had a gathering on Sunday and I got everyone's attention. First I reminded them that this holiday has nothing to do with BBQ grills or appliance sales - it is to commemorate our fallen. "Men sleep peacefully at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their part ' George Orwell.

Then I read the following - an excerpt from a speech given by Gen Douglas MacArthur at West Point:
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" Their story is known to all of you; it is the story of the American man-at-arms. My estimate of him was formed on the battlefield many, many years ago, and has never changed. I regarded him then as I regard him now – as one of the world’s noblest figures, not only as one of the finest military characters but also as one of the most stainless. His name and fame are the birthright of every American citizen. In his youth and strength, his love and loyalty he gave – all that mortality can give. He needs no eulogy from me or from any other man. He has written his own history and written it in red on his enemy’s breast. But when I think of his patience under adversity, of his courage under fire, and of his modesty in victory, I am filled with an emotion of admiration I cannot put into words. He belongs to history as furnishing one of the greatest examples of successful patriotism; he belongs to posterity as the instructor of future generations in the principles of liberty and freedom; he belongs to the present, to us, by his virtues and by his achievements. In 20 campaigns, on a hundred battlefields, around a thousand campfires, I have witnessed that enduring fortitude, that patriotic self-abnegation, and that invincible determination which have carved his statue in the hearts of his people. From one end of the world to the other he has drained deep the chalice of courage.

As I listened to those songs of the glee club, in memory’s eye I could see those staggering columns of the First World War, bending under soggy packs, on many a weary march from dripping dusk to drizzling dawn, slogging ankle-deep through the mire of shell-shocked roads, to form grimly for the attack, blue-lipped, covered with sludge and mud, chilled by the wind and rain; driving home to their objective, and, for many, to the judgement seat of God. I do not know the dignity of their birth but I do know the glory of their death. They died questioning, uncomplaining, with faith in their hearts, and on their lips the hope that we would go on to victory. Always for them – Duty – Honor – Country; always their blood and sweat and tears as we sought the way and the light and the truth."
Para ser Libre, un Hombre debe tener tres cosas. La Tierra, una Educacion, y un Fusil. Siempre, un Fusil!  Emiliano Zapata