Hi everyone! The Terry Family has been away on vacation and we've just returned but today isn't about us or about Nathan. Today, is about honoring our men and women in the military and sincerely thanking them for our freedom. On that note, I'd like to share something with you created by a graduate student and employee of Google ~ it's a map of the fallen soldiers in the War on Terror.
The map utilizes "Google Earth to honor the more than 5,700 American and Coalition servicemen and women that have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan." The creator uses mapping technology to connect "you with each of their stories—you can see photos, learn about how they died, visit memorial websites with comments from friends and families, and explore the places they called home and where they died."
So often times we hear on the news a soldier has lost his/her life in combat but we know very little else. These brave men and women gave their life to protect us and in the process forever changed the lives of those they loved.
I know I'm going to take some time this week and learn about the soldiers that gave their life for me. God bless their families ~ Happy Memorial Day