A bridge over a beautiful waterfall

A bridge over a beautiful waterfall
Nature brings magic

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thursday Thoughts - War

How many wars have we fought in? As a nation, we have fought in twelve wars. That's twelve wars in 237 years. We're still trying to get out of Afghanistan, which is just the latest in a long string of conflicts that the United States has gotten involved in. Over a million people have died fighting for our country.

In the Revolutionary War, a rough estimate of deaths is 25,000. That may not seem like a lot, but to the population of the states at that time, that was huge. We lost 625,000 soldiers during the Civil War. That was the war with the highest casualty rate out of all of the conflicts we've been in.

What am I trying to get at here? As we all go out and celebrate the 4th of July in our own way here in America, let's take a moment to thank all of the men and women who've died to protect this country and our independence. Let's take a moment to spare a thought for all of those who still defend our country to this day.

And let's remember to be grateful to all of them, for our freedom.

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