I agree- but he just writes it much better than I do
Today is the day for honoring the people who freely signed their name on the dotted line and gave up their freedom to serve this country. Some went into combat, some stayed in the states, but all understood the need to defend the ideals, hopes and dreams of all who live in the greatest country on earth, The United States Of America.
In its first 100 years of existence, over 683,000 Americans lost their lives, with the Civil War accounting for 623,026 of that total (91.2%). Comparatively, in the next 100 years, a further 626,000 Americans died through two World Wars and several more regional conflicts (World War 2 representing 65% of that total). Using this comparison, the Civil War might very well be the most costly war that America has ever fought.
Sources: U.S. Army Military History Institute; iCasualties.org; Wikipedia
My father fought in combat during the Korean War…
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