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I Salute You!

This web page is my attempt to honor those American Heroes that protect our country today, as well as the men and women who lost their lives while protecting the many freedoms that we now enjoy.

This patriotic tribute is dedicated to ALL Veterans, POW/MIA, Police Officers, Firefighters and Victims of the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America; and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Vietnam War

During the Vietnam War, there were 58,202 U.S. casualties. Hostile deaths totaled 47,359 GIs, while non-hostile deaths accounted for another 10,797. There were also 303,704 GIs wounded in action.

A total of 766 brave American POWs were held in prison. Of that, 144 of them died in captivity.

There are still 2,338 of our guys listed as MIA.

Other  Wars

Of course, the casualties in other wars were also high. During World War I some 116,516 Americans lost their lives. 204,002 were WIA and 4,452 were listed as MIA.

292,131 Americans were KIA during World War II. Another 671,801 GIs were WIA and 78,976 were reported as MIA.

During the Korean War, DOD records reports that 54,246 American service men and women lost their lives and 8,196 were MIA.

We also honor those who lost their lives during Desert Storm and the latest war in Iraq.

September 11th

The 911 attack on the WTC left a total of 5,027 missing or dead. Including those aboard the two high jacked jets flight 11 and 175, there were 458 reported dead and 4,569 missing.

At the Pentagon, 189 were believed dead, including those on flight 77.

44 died in Pennsylvania that were aboard flight 93 when it crashed.

There were also 343 of New York's finest Police Officers and Firefighters who perished during their rescue attempts at the World Trade Center.

Vietnam Veterans: The Memorial Wall

The wall stands as a memorial to the 58,202 American men and women who never made it home from Vietnam.

The memorial is made of black granite, and consists of 140 panels and is inscribed with the names of each American that died or is accounted for. The wall was built in Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC and was dedicated in 1982.

The purpose of this memorial is to separate the issue of the sacrifices of the veterans from the U.S. policy in the war, thereby creating a venue for reconciliation.

Vietnam Veterans: The Three Servicemen Memorial Statue

The Three Servicemen Statue is part of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington D.C. (1982 - 1984). Along with The Wall, this monument serves as a symbol of our nation's honor and recognition of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. This monumental figurative work of soldiers speaks to what renowned sculptor Frederick Hart called "their true heroism that lies in the bonds of loyalty". It is a visual reference for the ages of their courage and devotion to their country.

Vietnam Veterans: The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Statue

The sculpture, depicts three uniformed women with a wounded soldier. While one nurse comforts the soldier, another kneels in thought or prayer. The third looks to the skies for help from a medevac helicopter, or perhaps from a higher power.

The women's war was different from the men's, instead of exploding in the jungle, it blew up in the mind. Surrounded by death, the nurses had to shut down emotionally. They could not show their feelings to the soldiers they were trying to heal. Like the Vietnam Wall, the Vietnam Women's Memorial has brought healing.

Song "God Bless the USA" performed by: Lee Greenwood

This site was last updated: 2/15/15