Memorial Day

We thought on this very special day we would make a post about Memorial Day.

We know this isn't our normal kind of post here on this site but seeing as how our leader is a Veteran we thought it only fitting that we honor him this day with a quick post.

Here are some interesting facts about Memorial Day that you might not know: 

(To be honest, we didn't know them either so Thank You for enlighting us as well.)

  • Several towns claim to be the originators of Memorial Day, but in 1966 Congress declared Waterloo, New York, to be the birthplace of the holiday.
  • Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865).
  • The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States.
  • May 5, 1866 - Residents of Waterloo, New York, observe a Memorial Day in honor of all who died during the Civil War. Businesses are closed and soldiers' graves are decorated.
  • 1971 Congress declares Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May.
  • December 28, 2000 - President Bill Clinton signs the "National Moment of Remembrance Act," which designates 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day each year as the National Moment of Remembrance.

Just a few numbers to help put into perspective how many have given all for this great country that each of us calls home.

  • Civil War - Approximately 620,000 Americans died. 
  • World War I - 116,516 Americans died.
  • World War II - 405,399 Americans died.
  • Korean War - 36,574 Americans died.
  • Vietnam Conflict 58,220 Americans died.
  • Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm - 383 service members died.
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom - 4,411 service members died.
  • Operation New Dawn - 73 service members died.
  • Operation Enduring Freedom - 2,346 service members died.
  • Operation Freedom's Sentinel - 48 service members have died as of May 2018.
  • Operation Inherent Resolve - 61 service members have died as of May 2018.

We wanted to wish all of our Veterans who have served our country no matter which branch they served in, or what job they did, they were always a soldier first and foremost.

For taking an oath to protect and serve our country and for your willingness to do a job that many can't or won't do today.

For this reason, on this very special day, we wanted to tell each of you how much we appreciate your sacrifice, and service to each and every one of us, and most of all we just wanted to say...


All Gave Some, Some Gave All

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