Memorial Day in the United States is a time to remember and honor the men and women who have given their lives in the service of our nation’s freedom. While it is definitely a positive to service members to thank them for their service on this particular day, we should all think of the nation’s honored dead and send thoughts of comfort to their families.
Regardless of the politics one supports, war and conflict touch all of us. Today, before we celebrate with barbecues, family gatherings, or shopping hoopla, take a minute to reflect and remember someone who died while in military service to America.
Members of the Armed Forces have been in conflicts all over the globe while supporting American interests and policy for the last two hundred forty years. While history still teaches about the global conflicts, one source remembers the sacrifice of those in many forgotten ones. The Naval History and Heritage Command published a list of Navy and Marine Corps personnel casualties dating from the Revolutionary War.