|Flags are flown at half staff on Memorial Day till noon (Wiki didn't say why).|
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and originated after the Civil War.
THE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES:
|The American Revolution (1775 - 1783) Memorial is in Philadelphia.|
25,000 soldiers lost their lives.
|African American Civil War (1861 - 1865) Memorial, The Spirit of Freedom, commemorates the service of|
209,145 African American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union. 625,000 Americans were lost in that bitter fight.
|World War I, (1917 - 1918), Memorial for the 116,516 Americans lost.|
|World War II, (1941 - 1945), Memorial. 405,399 Americans lost .|
|The World War II Memorial we're all familiar with and my favorite commemorative sculpture.|
|Korean War, (1950 - 1953), 36,516 Americans lost|
|Vietnam War, (1950 - 1953), 58,209 Americans lost.|
So far we've lost 41,936 in the on-ging WAR OF TERROR (Iraq and Afghanistan). A movie you shouldn't miss on this Memorial Day is Taking Chance: Home with Kevin Bacon. Have Kleenex close by.
American Military Casualties of all the wars from 1775 to the present total: 1,343,812. The total of dead and wounded is 2,489,335 with 38,159 missing in action.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED. IN THIS AGE, THERE ARE NO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: