Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the U. S. military.
Source: United States Marine Corps
Protecting the flock is asymmetric, so we need to be reminded. Less than 1% of Americans serve in the military. Out of a nation of 320 million people, 1.3 million Americans are on active duty military according to the Department of Defense. In comparison, 12% of the population served during World War II.
Source: How many Americans have died in U.S. wars?
Since fewer families are impacted by war, there seems to be a disconnect in the situational awareness of what is going on in the world.
On Memorial Day, remember it wasn’t just one who gave his life for us. It was over 1.1 million and counting…
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