Independence Day is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, beach visits, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. This Thursday all Americans will enjoy a day off from work and partake in many of these activities.
As residents of the greatest free nation on earth, Americans stop to reflect on the many blessings we enjoy from our system of government and liberties ensured by the Constitution. Those liberties have been fought for and defended by the amazing branches of the Armed Forces of the United States. These military men and women, along with their families, have sacrificed so much on behalf of our way of life. On this Fourth of July don’t forget to take time to thank a military person around you!
Here are the statistics for US Military Combat deaths in the top 10 US wars:
1-WWII – 291,557
2-Civil war – 214,938
3-WWI – 53,402
4-Vietnam – 47,424
5-Korean War – 33,686
6-Revolutionary war – 8,000
7-War on Terror – 5,218
8-War of 1812 – 2,260
9-Mexican American war – 1,733
10-Philippine-American War – 1,020
Total US Military Combat deaths for ALL US wars since 1775: 848,163
One sad statistic: since January 2010 there has been 995,687 abortions performed in the United States.
That is 147,524 more than ALL the combat deaths in the history of the US combined.
The total abortions performed since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 – 54,559,615
When you a say blessing over your barbecue on Thursday please say a special prayer for our nation to end this terrible loss of life.