Memorial Day…

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In 1966, the federal government, under the direction of President Lyndon Johnson, declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day. They chose Waterloo—which had first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—because the town had made Memorial Day an annual, community-wide event during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

They Died for Their Country…

American Revolution
(1775-1783) 4,435
War of 1812
(1812-1815) 2,260
Mexican War
(1846-1848) 1,733
Civil War
(1861-1865)
140,414 (Union);
74,524 (Confederate)
Spanish-American War
(1898-1902) 385
World War I
(1917-1945) 53,402
World War II
(1941-1945) 291,557
Korean War
(1950-1953) 33,686
Vietnam War
(1964-1975) 47,410
Gulf War
(1990-1991) 147
Afghanistan War
(2001-present) 115
Iraq War
(2003-current) 687 (as of April 15, 2004)

Memorial Day is a very special occasion….a day when our great soldiers laid down their lives for the only cause of humanity….so that we can live and grow in a healthy and peaceful environment. So come and lets join hands on the Memorial Day to pay tributes to these soldiers…..

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