The cost of liberty

Artist / Writer:  Michael Koulermos

The number of military who have bravely given their lives in American wars is staggering:

American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
Deaths - 4,435 Wounded - 6,188 

War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Deaths - 286,730 Wounded - 4,505 

Mexican War (1846-1848)
Deaths - 13,382 Wounded - 4,152 

Civil War (1861-1865)
Deaths/Union 2,213,363 Wounded 281,881 

Confederate Deaths - 74,524 Wounded Unknown 

Spanish-American War (1898-1902)
Deaths - 2,3446 Wounded - 1,662 

WWI (1917-1918)
Deaths - 116,516 Wounded - 204,002 

WWII (1941-1945)
Deaths - 405,399 Wounded - 670,846
Living Veterans 1,711,000 

Korean War (1950-1953)
Deaths - 84,246 Wounded - 103,284
Living Veterans 2,275,000 

Vietnam War (1964-1975)
Deaths - 90,220 Wounded - 153,303
Living Veterans 7,391,000 

Desert Storm (1990-1991)
Deaths - 1,948 wounded 467
Living Veterans 2,244,583 

Iraq/Afghanistan War (2001-  )
Deaths - 4,626 Wounded - 1 million

We will forever honor their sacrifice for our precious freedom.