Friday, September 10, 2010

Lest We Forget...

Lest We Forget...
But we do....
Do you remember desert storm? when did it start and end? Did you wear a yellow ribbon?When you see our Vets or Servicemen and Servicewomen do you say thank you?VietnamKorean War
World Wars I & IIHow did the 1st world war end?Pearl Harbor
Do you remember the day that the World Trade Center was hit?
Is it because of the catchy date 9/11/ or because it is still so fresh in our memories...
BUT
What year did the towers fall?




Do you remember there was barely a home without a flag flying or an empty seat in any church in the country?

Did you write in your journal about September 11th 2001; Your feelings, fears and prayers?
Did you write GOD BLESS AMERICA?

Is your flag still flying?

Do you still attend church and pray for God to PLEASE Bless America?

Or in just 9 years have we forgot?

Just a thought....

It still scares me very much to think about seeing the second plane hit the towers...I was sick and terrified that this happen in our country. Of the many Innocent peoples who's lives were taken by a group of people that had nothing on their mind but being COLD BLOODED KILLERS.

LEST WE FORGET......
CONFLICT
CASUALTIES
War of Independence
(1775-1783)
25,000
Quasi-War
(1798-1800)
20
Barbary Wars
(1801-1815)
35
War of 1812
(1812-1815)
20,000
1st Seminole War
(1817-1818)
30
2nd Seminole War
(1835-1842)
1,500
Mexican-American War
(1846-1848)
13,283
3rd Seminole War
(1855-1858)
26
Civil War
(1861-1865)
623,026
Indian Wars
(1865-1898)
919
Spanish-American War
(1898)
2,446
Philippine War
(1898-1902)
4,196
Boxer Rebellion
(1900-1901)
37
Mexican Revolution
(1914-1919)
35
Haiti Occupation
(1915-1934)
146
World War 1
(1917-1918)
116,708
World War 2
(1941-1945)
407,316
Korean War
(1950-1953)
36,914
Vietnam War
(1964-1973)
58,169
El Salvador
(1980-1992)
20
Beirut
(1982-1984)
266
Persian Gulf Support
(1987-1988)
39
Invasion of Grenada
(1983)
19
Invasion of Panama
(1989)
40
Persian Gulf War
(1991)
269
Somalia
(1992-1993)
43
Bosnia
1995
12
Afghanistan
(2002-2010)
1,244 (8/25/10)
Iraq
(2003-2010)
4,417 (8/25/10)

God, Please Bless America, please let us remember what was given to be a free country. Let us not forget you. IN GOD WE TRUST.

5 comments:

Lourie said...

I do remember the gulf war. I had a yellow ribbon. Two actually. One said Desert Shield and the other Desert Storm. I had a pen pal whom I wrote. He was about my age. I think that is what scared me the most.

As for 9/11...I can't even see those numbers together without the images haunting me. I try (when it comes up) to impress on my children what that day felt like. How scary it was. I know they don't fully understand, and I pray to the good Lord that they never have to.

This post was powerful. Thank you for your words.

Lene said...

Amen!

Jenny said...

This was a truly amazing post. Thank you, thank you for sharing it. I try to remember. There is so much sometimes. Your post brought it all to mind.

Mindy H. said...

Thanks for the much-needed reminders. With all of the garbage going on in the world today, it is so important to remember that so many brave people have given so much so that we can have the lives that we enjoy.

Kim said...

I am so glad you stopped by my blog. This morning I was up way before I should've been and saw that you were new. I am so glad to have met you. I am glad that you have had miracles in your life especially with your new heart.

In August 2006 at the age of 40, my husband had bypass surgery. To us it was if he had gotten a new heart. I have a love, I mean real love for heart patients. You see, I am a nurse who truly loves taking care of all people, but when a heart pt comes to the floor I am so in love with caring for that person. I pray you may continue to heal and enjoy your life.

I can't wait to see where this new meeting takes us. :)