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-----Original Message-----
From: carl suvaco <[email protected]>
To: guido <[email protected]>
Sent: Wed, Jul 8, 2009 6:53 am
Subject: Fw: Why We Deserve Respect

--- On Tue, 7/7/09, raysig <[email protected]> wrote:

From: raysig <[email protected]>
Subject: Fw: Why We Deserve Respect
To: "June" <[email protected]>
Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 11:47 PM

FW: Why We Deserve Respect
This will give you pause to think. It did me. I had no idea there were that many of our war dead buried in Europe . Obama, our Representatives, our Senators, and each of us need to always honor the lives given to Europe and be arrogant enough to expect respect.

Also, let's remember that what follows only identifies Europe .

In alphabetical order.. Just Europe .

1. The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne , France . A total of 2289 of our military dead.
We Apologize.

2. The American Cemetery at Ardennes , Belgium . A total of 5329 of our dead.
We are arrogant.

3. The American Cemetery at Brittany, France .. A total of 4410 of our military dead.
Excuse us.

4. Brookwood , England American Cemetery. A total of 468 of our dead.

5. Cambridge , England . 3812 of our military dead.

6. Epinal , France American Cemetery. A total of 5525 of our Military dead.

7. Flanders Field , Belgium . A total of 368 of our military.

8. Florence , Italy . A total of 4402 of our military dead.

9. Henri-Chapelle , Belgium . A total of 7992 of our military dead.

10. Lorraine , France . A total of 10,489 of our military dead.

11. Luxembourg , Luxembourg . A total of 5076 of our military dead.

12. Meuse-Argonne.. A total of 14246 of our military dead.

13. Netherlands , Netherlands . A total of 8301 of our military dead.

14. Normandy , France . A total of 9387 of our military dead.

15. Oise-Aisne , France . A total of 6012 of our military dead.

16. Rhone , France . A total of 861 of our military dead.

17. Sicily , Italy . A total of 7861 of our military dead.

18. Somme , France . A total of 1844 of our military dead.

19. St. Mihiel , France . A total of 4153 of our military dead.

20. Suresnes , France . a total of 1541 of our military dead.

Apologize to no one. Remind those of our sacrifice and don't confuse arrogance with leadership.
As Americans, let's all look forward - like to the next elections.
THE COUNT IS 104,366
I hope someone will forward this to someone who can get it on every elected official including the President.

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Following WWII, the US stationed forces in France. Those military bases were centers of community and commerce for the French countryside, but following a NATO dispute, and France’s resignation from the treaty in the 1966, Charles DeGualle-the then French president, demanded that the U.S. Government withdraw all American soldiers from France immediately. The U.S. Secretary of the State at the time Dean Rusk responded in an open letter to president DeGualle published in French and American News papers, “Mr. DeGualle, does your order of immediate withdrawal include the dead American’s buried in the Military Cemeteries at Normandy beach as well?”

All told, there are approximately 30,000 U.S. Military dead in 5 cemeteries in Europe from WWI, and approximately 75,000 in 8 cemeteries in Europe from WWII. These cemeteries are governed not by the countries in which they are based, but by the United States Battle Monuments Commission, and are granted to the U.S. tax free and rent free in perpetuity by the governments of the countries where those cemeteries are located
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