Monday/ Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a somber holiday here is in the USA, a difficult day for families that lost loved ones in a war. CNN has a page that shows the names, the home locations and the battlefield locations (here http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/war.casualties/index.html) of the coalition troops that have been killed in the Afghanistan and Irag wars.  The toll for these two wars now exceeds 8,000, with some 50,000 wounded.  The war in Iraq is over, of course .. but the figures for Afghanistan show 23 casualties as recently as May 20.

Iraq War casualties

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