Memorial Day: Remembering The Fallen

Greetings,

Memorial Day is the day set aside to remember those who have given their lives in service to the nation.

Last week, I was in Okinawa, Japan and South Korea meeting with US Marines and soldiers. Both places are powerful reminders of Americans who have laid down their lives for our country. Okinawa was the largest air, sea, and land battle in the Pacific in World War II: 14,009 American troops were killed. Many don’t remember the Korean War in which 36,914 Americans sacrificed their lives.

The grave of Private Mike Fenton of the 1st Marine Division. He was killed in a Japanese counterattack on Okinawa.

Since the Korean War, many more of our men and women have died serving the country. Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, pictured below, is the most recent. He was killed in action in Somalia earlier this month.

All of us at Spirit of America are profoundly grateful for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation. The American experiment, and the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy today, would not be possible without them.

We remember their sacrifice and honor their memory.

Jim Hake
and the Spirit of America team

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