Some have given all since before we even were a country.  There have been approximately 1.1 million American casualties in all our wars.

Those numbers do not reflect the number of Americans who have been maimed by war.

death

Something to consider:

When men talk about war, the stories and terminology vary – it’s this battle, these weapons, this terrain. But no matter where you go in the world, women use the same language to speak of war. They speak of fire, they speak of death, and they speak of starvation.

Abigail Disney

 

4 thoughts on “Tribute: Some Gave All

  1. Pat.Herve

    One of the problems is that we send kids off to fight for our country, and when they return as men (after doing the job) we do not embrace them and include them in a future. Many Many of our veterans are not welcomed back into the private work force. There is no patriotism left in US based companies as they look for the last penny.

    1. It’s heartbreaking to think some vets are homeless.

    2. Steve Thomas

      @Pat.Herve

      Pat,

      How true. Last November 10th (the Marine Corps Birthday) and the 11th, Veterans Day, I’m sitting at my desk, typing away, and a corporate-wide email (I work for a very recognizable company) hits my inbox once each day, titled Let’s Celebrate!

      Was the subject a celebration of the USMC vets who work there or a celebration of all the Veterans who work there? Sadly, no. It was a note telling all associates to “Celebrate Diversity!” Listing the special luncheons that would be going on at corporate or major regional offices. Not a single solitary note acknowledging the sacrifices of veterans and their families, or even the fact that veterans work there. Oh…and Veterans day isn’t a paid holiday either.

      Look, I don’t have an issue with celebrating a diverse workforce. But, on that day, Veterans Day, to not only say nothing to acknowledge Vets, and encourage celebrating something unrelated, really set me off. I’d rather they said nothing at all.

      I shut my computer down, turned my phone off, and celebrated my fellow vets, met up with some local Marine vets, and celebrated the Corps Birthday.

      1. Good for you. I hope you admonished corporate for their lack of sensitivity.

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