The Noble Sacrifice We Remember

There are 1,541 American men buried in Suresnes, France. In the cemetery at Meusse-Argonne, 14,246. At St. Mihiel, there are 4,153, and in Lorraine, 10,489 of our military dead.  There are others in France: in Somme, in the Rhone valley, in Aisne-Marne and in Brittany; hallowed ground where the mortal remains of fathers, sons and husbands, sent by their countrymen to defend freedom, lie under stark, white crosses, a silent testament to the goodness and greatness of the United States of America. They died in Sicily - almost 8,000 are buried there, and in Florence over 4,400; men who fought to liberate Italy from the tyranny of fascism. And there are more than 5,000 American dead in Luxembourg.  At Henri-Chapelle lay the bodies of 7,992; in Ardennes, 5,329, and to end this incomplete list, 528 Americans are buried where they fell - in Flanders' fields, where poppies grow. These three cemeteries are in Belgium. All are in Europe. I have not even touched upon the war in the...(Read Full Article)

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