Freedom isn’t free. It’s bought with a price. Blood. Sweat. Tears. But, mainly blood.
Fathers. Daughters. Sons. Grandfathers. Grandmothers. Aunts. Uncles. Cousins. Brothers. Sisters.
|Total American deaths by war|
|American Civil War||625,000|
|World War II||405,399|
|World War I||116,516|
|American Revolutionary War||25,000|
|War of 1812||20,000|
|Mexican American War||13,283|
|War on terror*||5,491|
To those of you currently serving; THANK YOU for putting your life on the line everyday so that I and my children can continue our daily routines knowing we are well protected.
To those of you who have served previously: THANK YOU for the time you spent willing to exchange your life for our freedom.
To the loved one of those lost: THANK YOU for loving them and letting them go. Words will never be able to express your pain and loss or our gratitude.
To those lost: THANK YOU for paying the ultimate sacrifice – your life for our freedom. Words are in adequate.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.