A Simple Reminder

A simple, but not particularly gentle, reminder to the civilian people either of or within America – every freedom you enjoy came at a cost of blood, sweat, and tears. The brunt of that price was paid for our soldiery who put themselves in harm’s way in order to provide those freedoms.

It Is The Soldier Who Gives Us Liberty, Bought With His Blood

These fallen soldiers are long past review, and I sincerely doubt that our dead care overmuch about our opinions of their lives; they’re now past our flawed judgments. But we should certainly care about what their judgment of us and how we’ve used the freedoms they bought for with their privation, pain, and deaths would be.

Official US Military Totals: 1775 – 1991

U.S. Military Service During War 43,185,893
Battle Deaths 653,708
Other Deaths (In Theater) 14,560
Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 525,930
Source: History News Network
NOTE: I don’t have any official US military data on this post 1991, so the later operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are not included above.

Yes, a simple reminder on this Memorial Day weekend – America is the Land of the Free because of the Brave. Every single freedom we have was bought with their blood and what have so many within the US done with those hard-earned freedoms?

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4 Responses to “A Simple Reminder”

  1. Nabiha Meher Shaikh Says:

    And all non-Americans lives lost are no big deal at all. Kill em Muslim vermin, eh John?

    “Freedom” at the cost of everyone else’s blood. Good for you!

  2. jonolan Says:

    Memorial Day is an American holiday to honor and remember our soldiers who died in service to our country, not those of other nations, Nabiha.

    And really, why should we Americans honor those who we were forced by their barbarism and atrocities to spend our blood and treasure defeating?

  3. Nabiha Meher Shaikh Says:

    No no of course not. Let’s pretend that no one got hurt or killed- only Americans count. Yeahhh! Want me to send some Muslim blood for you guys to drink?

    Barbarism? Really John? Hahahaha.

    Hello pot? This is kettle. YOU BLACK!

  4. jonolan Says:

    Nabiha, tell me of one single nation that memorializes and venerates enemy dead with a holiday?

    What’s your issue, or are you just trying to pick a fight because you’re feeling especially anti-American right now. It’s fine of course, if you are; you’re foreign and from a nation currently largely “at odds’ with America.

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