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Monday, May 30, 2011
Memorial Day is to remember the fallen
America has lost around 1,500,000 soldiers in its wars over the last 250 years. Over time technology has replace lives in battles, but people still die and suffer to forward the policies and ideals of our country. I took a quick look at the deaths of soldiers in terms of overall US populations to try to quantify the impact of war on the general population. I think it is interesting that the Wars we mostly widely discuss are those that highest percentage of deaths relative to overall population. Hopefully the trend of fewer paying the price will continue.