Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

As of October 4th, 2009, the death toll of U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan has reached -- 5216 -- REMEMBER THEM ALL !!!

Unknown Soldier from World War I being taken from the USS Olympia at the Washington Navy Yard and transported to the US Capitol to lay in state. On November 11, 1921 the body was intered at Arlington National Cemetery.

Standing on the right in the picture are: (L-R) Secretary Weeks, Secretary Denby, General Pershing, Admiral Coontz. (Photo: DC Public Library)

Tomb of the Unkown Soldier - Arlington National Cemetary - Circa 1940's. (Photo: Library of Congress)

USS Arizona Memorial - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Honoring members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War and who died in service or are still unaccounted for.


A New York City fire fighter looks up at what remains of the World Trade Center after its collapse during a Sept. 11 terrorist attack. (U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson)