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Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day


Crosses are seen on the beach Sunday, May 19, 2005, in Santa Monica, Calif., in honor of soldiers who died in Iraq. The blue crosses signify the soldiers who were killed in the pass week. Veterans for Peace creates the Arlington West memorial every Sunday. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)

What Memorial Day Means Today


From CNN: There have been 1,831 coalition troop deaths, 1,652 Americans, 88 Britons, 10 Bulgarians, one Dane, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Hungarian, 21 Italians, one Kazakh, one Latvian, 17 Poles, one Salvadoran, three Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians in the war in Iraq as of May 27, 2005. At least 12,630 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. The Pentagon does not report the number of non-hostile wounded. CNN's website features the names of the soldiers, Marines, airmen, sailors and Coast Guardsmen whose families have been notified of their deaths by each country's government. There are photos, name, age, unit and details: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties/


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