Saturday, May 28, 2016
Memorial Day 2016
I just wanted to take a moment to pause and remember what Memorial Day is really about.
It’s about the 625,000 Americans killed in the Civil War.
The 116,000 Americans killed in WWI.
The 405,000 Americans killed in WWII.
The 36,000 Americans killed in the Korean War.
The 58,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War.
The 2,300 Americans killed in the Afghanistan War.
The 4,500 Americans killed in the Iraq war.
And all the Americans killed in other wars.
Thank you for your service.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
And thank you for being willing to die for your country.
I remembered something that was told to me a long time ago back in the mist of time, Memorial Day honors those that had their *check cashed by Uncle Sam and paid the full measure.
Veterans Day honors those that served and still are alive.
Armed Forces Day honors those still serving.
*A Veteran is a person that has given a black check to Uncle Sam where payment can include your health or life if needed.