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.

American Revolutionary War – 25,000 died – 25,000 wounded

War of 1812 – 20,000 died – 4,505 wounded

American Civil War – 625,000 died (Confederate & Union) – 281,881 wounded

World War 1 – 116,516 died – 204,002 wounded – 3,350 missing

World War 2 – 405,399 died – 670,846 wounded – 30,314 missing

Vietnam War – 58,209 died – 153,303 wounded – 2,489 missing

Gulf War – 382 died – 183,000 permanently disabled – 849 wounded

War on Terror – 5,491 died – 37,980 wounded – 3 missing

Afghanistan – 1,135 died – 6,141 wounded – 1 missing

Iraq War – 4,404 died – 31,839 wounded – 2 missing

Total American deaths by war
American Civil War 625,000
World War II 405,399
World War I 116,516
Vietnam 58,151
Korean War 53,686
American Revolutionary War 25,000
War of 1812 20,000
Mexican American War 13,283
War on terror* 5,491
Philippine-American War 4,196

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.

John 15:12-13

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.


About Jenn

I am first and foremost a child of the one true King. I am a writer, a teacher, a student, a chauffeur, a cheerleader, a coach, a nurse, and a plethora of other things. I am a mom. I am loved. View all posts by Jenn

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