Never forgive, never forget.
Take a moment today to remember the 2,977 people who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Take a moment to remember the 4,474 American servicemen and women who have died in Iraq.
Take a moment to remember the 2,194 American servicemen and women who have died in Afghanistan.
According to the Washington Post, 6518 American Servicemen and 149 American Servicewomen have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- 4221 - Army
- 480-Army National Guard
- 146-Air Force
- 120-Army Reserves
- 90-Marine Reserves
Take a moment to remember their families today; their husbands, wives, sons and daughters; their fathers and mothers, aunts and uncles, and their girlfriends and boyfriends too.
The ages of the American servicemen and women killed in have died in Iraq and Afghanistan ranges from teenagers to those whose children could be teenager.
- 18-19, 402
- 20-24, 2985
- 25-29, 1616
- 30-39, 1261
- 40-49, 343
- 50-59, 50
Take a moment today to remember the thousands of American servicemen and women who have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. They will always bear the scars of war.
And take a moment today to remember the thousands upon thousands of American servicemen and women who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They will bear the invisible scars of war for the rest of their lives.
Never forgive and never forget.