Memorial Day – a day of remembrance

Memorial Day is more than just a day off from work or school, an excellent occasion for a backyard b-b-q- or a chance to travel. Sure, all of those celebratory staples speak to the holiday’s true spirit. But above all else, Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service to their country. This holiday is not one of somber reflection, however. We instead choose to celebrate by enjoying the many freedoms that American servicemen and women have perished protecting.

Since the founding of the USA, the country has been involved in twelve major wars spanning every continent. Reddit user Flynavy88 created a chart documenting the total U.S. casualties suffered in each of these wars.

war casualties

Make your comment here >>

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.