1,317,303 Reasons To Celebrate Memorial Day

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(Several local veterans explain what Memorial Day means to them in this video tribute created by CBS 62/CW50 Chief Videographer Paul Pytlowany.)

Why Is The Number 1,317,303 Significant To Memorial Day?

Memorial Day honors all of those special men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The number 1,317,303 represents those individuals who gave their lives between the years 1775 and 2011.

American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) 25,500

Northwest Indian War (1785-1796) 1,056

Quasi-Wars (1798-1800) 514

Barbary/Pirate War (1801-1900) 406

Minor conflicts (3) (1807-1832) 9

War of 1812 (1812-1815) 15,000

1st Seminole War (1817-1818) 47

Black Hawk War (1832) 305

2nd Seminole War (1835-1842) 1,535

Mexican-American War (1846-1848) 13,283

Indian wars (4) (1847-1858) 307

3rd Seminole War (1855-1858) 26

Civil War (1861-1865) 625,000

Asian Conflicts (1863-1889) 70

Indian Wars (11) (1862-1898) 1,448

Great Sioux War (1875-1877) 314

Spanish-American War (1898) 2,446

Philippine-American War (1898-1913) 4,196

Foreign Interventions (4) (1900-1953) 176

Boxer Rebellion (1900-1901) 131

Occupation of Nicaragua (1912-1933) 159

Mexican Revolution (1914-1919) 181

Haiti Occupation (1915-1934) 148

World War I (1917-1918) 116,516

North Russia Campaign (1918-1920) 424

Expeditionary Force Siberia (1918-1920) 328

World War II (1941-1945) 405,399

Cold War (1947-) 83

Korean War (1950-1953) 36,516

Vietnam War (1955-1975) 58,209

Lebanon Crisis (1958) 6

Dominican Republic (1965-1966) 47

Iran (1980) 8

El Salvador Civil War (1980-1992) 37

Beirut (1982-1984) 266

Invasion of Grenada (1983) 19

Persian Gold Escort (1987-1988) 39

Panama (1989) 40

Gulf War (1990-1991) 294

Operation Provide Comfort (1991-1996) 19

Somalia (1992-1992) 43

Haiti (1994-1995) 4

Colombia (1994) 8

Bosnia-Herzegovina (1995-2004) 12

Yugoslavia (1999) 20

Afghanistan (2001-Present) 2,221

Iraq (2003-2011) 4,488

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