Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.
~Jennifer M. Granholm~
As of May 26th 2013,
Operation Enduring Freedom has 2,211 casualties.
Operation Iraqi Freedom has 4,422 casualties.
Operation New Dawn has 67 casualties.
Since 1775, there have been 1,321,612 total Military Deaths, 1,531,036 Wounded, 38,159 Missing in Action.
- Memorial Day 2013 (nichellemitchem.typepad.com)
- Memorial Day Fast Facts (wqad.com)