Everyone, everywhere on the earth, should see this, and be reminded of the Sacrifice made by Americans for the cause of Freedom and Justice. What words can describe the deep emotion these images should bring? These are America’s sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers. “Greater love than this no man hath, than a man lay down his life for his friends.”
We cannot allow their sacrifice to have been in vain. We must have courage, and hold high those principles and ideals for which they gave their very lives.
There is no reason to apologize to anyone. Remind those of our sacrifice and don’t Confuse arrogance with leadership.
The total count is 104,366 dead, brave Americans buried in the soil of Europe.
How many French, Dutch, Italians, Belgians and British are buried on American soil defending us against tyranny and the enemies of freedom and democracy?
We don’t ask for praise, but we have absolutely nothing to apologize for. This is why we observe Memorial Day in America: to honor soldiers – ordinary men who made extraordinary sacrifices while in the service of our country.
God Bless America… and God bless the men and woman who died for her.
Far too many of our citizens, and certainly the generation called “millennials” are almost entirely ignorant of how Americans died in the many battles fought in Europe and the Pacific during the Second World War. Fewer still would know of the tens of thousands more who gave their lives in the First World War – and also within our own shores. Safeguarding the memories and honoring the dead is the job of those who not only survived, but the duty of every American who enjoys the freedom and liberty these same dead who sacrificed everything for us.
For a history of Memorial Day, see here.
1. The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France: 2,289
2. The American Cemetery at Ardennes, Belgium: 5,329
3. The American Cemetery at Brittany, France: 4,410
4. Brookwood, England – American Cemetery: 468
5. Cambridge, England: 3,812
6. Epinal, France – American Cemetery: 5,525
7. Flanders Field, Belgium: 368
8. Florence, Italy: 4,402
9. Henri-Chapelle, Belgium: A total of 7,992
10. Lorraine, France: 10,489
11. Luxembourg, Luxembourg: 5076
12. Meuse-Argonne: 14,246
13. Netherlands, Netherlands: 8,301
14. Normandy, France: 9,387
15. Oise-Aisne, France: 6,012
16. Rhone, France: 861
17. Sicily, Italy: 7,861
18. Somme, France: 1,844
19. St. Mihiel, France: 4,153
20. Suresnes, France: 1,541