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MEMORIAL DAY
Honoring Our Fallen 

 

Today we honor the more than 1.2 million Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, including the 16 so far this year.

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War on Terror
Behind The Numbers

6,997 deaths

We don’t have final statistics on the # of fallen in Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond because the war isn’t over.

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“Sergeant Cameron Meddock is one of America’s precious sons. The entire nation should strive to emulate the warrior, patriot and husband that Cameron was.”

Col. Brandon Tegtmeier, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment, reflecting on the first combat fatality of 2019. 26-year-old Sergeant Cameron Meddock left behind a wife and an unborn child.
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Wartime Deaths
Combat & Non-Combat

  • WWI (1917 – 1918): 4.7M served; 116,516 died
  • WWII (1941 – 1946): 16.1M served; 405,399 died
  • Korean War (1950 – 1955): 5.7M served; 54,246 died
  • Vietnam Era (1964 – 1975): 8.7M served; 90,220 died
  • Pre-9/11 Gulf War Era (1990 – 2001): 5.6M served; 13,104 died
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DID YOU KNOW? Under the Federal Flag Code, on Memorial Day the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon and then raised to the top until sunset.

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