Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day - Remembering

CNN put up an interactive map detailing the casualties in the wars with Afghanistan and Iraq. It's eye opening, and I encourage everyone to take a look at it. As well as offering an overview of the loss of these two wars, it also allows you to take a more detailed look at individual soldiers. You can click on every dot on that map and read more about the individual men and women which are represented there. If you've lost a loved one in either of these wars, you can share your own stories about them which will be added to the information about them included there.

Considering the many military bases both in Texas and California, I was not surprised to learn that the largest number of US casualties in both of these wars came from these two states (in the Afghanistan war the highest number of casualties were from English and Canadian troops, followed by Texas and California). My prayers go out to all people remembering loved ones today, wherever you're from.

Memorial Day Poppy - Cards card

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