On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives in defense of our country.
We live in freedom because they fought tyranny.
We live without fear because they faced danger.
We live in comfort because they gave up all comforts.
We live because of their sacrifices.

Let’s never take these gifts for granted. They were purchased at high cost.

Over 1 million Americans have given their lives in war (Source: English, June A., Jones, Thomas D., Scholastic Encyclopedia of the United States at War, New York NY: Scholastic Reference, 1998).

•American Revolution: 4.435
•War of 1812: 2,260
•Mexican-American War: 13,283
•Civil War: 498,332
•Spanish-American War: 2,446
•World War I: 116,708
•World War II: 407,316
•Korean War: 33.651
•Vietnam War: 58,168
•Gulf War: 293
•War on Terrorism (Source: icasualties.org): 4486 in Iraq, 1967 in Afghanistan

On this Memorial Day, take a moment to remember. And take a moment to thank God for freedom and life.

2 Responses to “Remember”

  1. Lisa

    Thank you for this beautiful post. May God bless America and all of those who have served! Hope you are having a wonderful day with your family.

  2. scrapgma

    Thanks for posting the war casualties. I had forgotten that WWII had so many deaths. Thank you, Lord, for blessing America and allowing us to have the freedoms that we enjoy today. Help us to be mindful of them and not just take them for granted.