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Memorial Day Ceremony

May 25th, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

"Civil War soldiers had been mustered from towns and villages across the land. Like today, the loss of each soldier was a profound tragedy for both family and community. Today, we honor service members from all of America’s past wars. But there is immediacy in our sorrow; the wounds of war are new again. As we struggle for ways to heal." Abraham Lincoln’s message can still inspires us today. Throughout America’s history, hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens have died bravely serving our country. The number of battle deaths speak to the sacrifices our soldiers and their families have made. This, is the mission of Memorial Day: to reach out in support of all the soldiers and their families who have sacrificed so much for us. Fatalities from U.S. Wars and Conflicts American Revolution (1775-1783) 4,435 War of 1812 (1812-1815) 2,260 Mexican War (1846-1848) 13,283 Civil War (1861-1865) 620,000 Spanish-American War (1898-1902) 385 World War I (1917-1918) 116,516 World War II (1941-1945) 405,399 Korean War (1950-1953) 36,574 Vietnam War (1964-1975) 58,220 Gulf War (1990-1991) 383 Afghanistan War (2001-present) 2,381 Iraq War (2003-2012) 4,500


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