Happy Memorial Day

I hope it’s not raining where you are.

The Nice Deb family picnic – canceled due to rain.

For a good Memorial Day link round-up see Rick Moran at The American thinker, who also looks in vain for some Memorial Day posts on lefty blogs and comes up with bupkis. But do. not. question their patriotism.

Captain Ed has a memorial you may not have already seen.

Here’s a nice tribute: The True Meaning of Memorial Day:

For all of these brave men and women. Via Jungle Hut, here’s a list of All of them:

War of Independence (1775-1783) 25,000
Quasi-War (1798-1800) 20
Barbary Wars (1801-1815) 35
War of 1812 (1812-1815) 20,000
1st Seminole War (1817-1818) 30
2nd Seminole War (1835-1842) 1,500
Mexican-American War (1846-1848) 13,283
3rd Seminole War (1855-1858) 26
Civil War (1861-1865) 623,026
Indian Wars (1865-1898) 919
Spanish-American War (1898) 2,446
Phillipine War (1898-1902) 4,196
Boxer Rebellion (1900-1901) 37
Mexican Revolution (1914-1919) 35
Haiti Occupation (1915-1934) 146
World War 1 (1917-1918) 116,708
World War 2 (1941-1945) 407,316
Korean War (1950-1953) 36,914
Vietnam War (1964-1973) 58,169
El Salvador (1980-1992) 20
Beirut (1982-1984) 266
Persian Gulf Support (1987-1988) 39
Invasion of Grenada (1983) 19
Invasion of Panama (1989) 40
Gulf War (1991) 269
Somalia (1992-1993) 43
Bosnia 1995 12
Afghanistan (2002-2009) 686+
Iraqi (2003-2009) 4,299+

Partial Source: U.S. Army Military History Institute; iCasualties.org

6 thoughts on “Happy Memorial Day

  1. Thank you for posting this, Nice Deb. It puts into perspective, so well, what many of us forget that we need to be thankful for. To the brave men and women who have given their all and more, we salute you. God Bless.


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  4. We had a beautiful day on Long Island today. Yesterday the skies over my town (just north of the Atlantic Ocean – Jones Beach State Park) came alive to the sounds of the Blue Angels doing an extraordinary exhibition of piloting skills, along with a flight of UH-1D Hueys in the missing man formation and 2 Cobra gunships flying trail.

    Early this morning it was time to lower our flag to half staff and at noon raise it again to full staff. The floodlight will be on it shortly.

    Another tribute to a young man KIA serving our nation. The story is this young man was a member of a families son in Afghanistan to was killed when 2 choppers collided and his went down, killing for soldiers. Since he could not get home for his buddies funeral he asked his parents to go to his hometown and represent him. They went a bit further than that …
    CWO Matthew Gene Kelley is honored


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