Today is Memorial Day in the US. Following is a typical sentiment:
Since the inception of the United States of America on July 4, 1776 every generation of Americans have been called on to defend freedom and liberty. Over the years more than forty two million American men and women have served their country in time of war. More than a million have secured the blessings of liberty with their lives.
The site offers a list of every major and many minor conflicts in which the US military took part, with corresponding casualties. Interestingly, it lists the deaths for both the North and the South in the Civil War. This got me to thinking – did both sides fight for our freedom? Is this possible?
But I digress. Take a look at the list. I leave it to you to make a case in the comments section for any war on the list that fits the bill: they died so we could be free.
I will make it easier – you are free to assume the condition that exists in the United States is freedom.