MEMORIAL DAY - 2011
As you celebrate this long holiday weekend with loved ones please take at least a few minutes to remember what this holiday is actually all about. Remember the men and women who have given their lives to preserve and protect the freedoms we all enjoy today.
SOME PERSPECTIVE FOR YOU
It may be helpful for you to understand the scope of that sacrifice. The following chart represents a listing of all the American lives lost in ALL the wars and other conflicts in which we've been engaged since the founding of this country 235 years ago. If you want even more detail you can find virtually everything you ever wanted to know on this subject HERE.
I've written about this subject each Memorial Day weekend for several years. You can read what I wrote about it last year HERE.
THANKS TO ALL OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN
Now, let Sarah McLachlan help you gain some perspective as you watch this video and look over that chart above. Thanks to all our young men and women currently serving our country in the armed services around the world.
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