Posted by: possumjones | May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!


Often we forget some of the smaller conflicts and wars which do not hit our mainstream history books; and that is a dangerous endeavor. With the help of  my father, grandfather, step-father, cassiopaea.org, wikipedia.org, and other resources, the list below is an attempt to honor and memorialize all of those who fight for something.

  • The American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • The Indian Wars (1775-1890)
  • Shay’s Rebellion (1786-1787)
  • The Whiskey Rebellion (1794)
  • Quasi-War With France (1798-1800)
  • The Hot Water War (1799)
  • The Barbary Wars (1800-1815)
  • The War of 1812 (1812-1815)
  • Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
  • U.S. Slave Rebellions (1800-1865)
  • Bleeding Kansas (1855-1860)
  • Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry (1859)
  • US Civil War (1861-1865)
  • U.S. Intervention in Hawaiian Revolution (1893)
  • The Spanish-American War (1898)
  • U.S. Intervention in Samoan Civil War (1898-1899)
  • U.S.-Philippine War (1899-1902)
  • Boxer Rebellion (1900)
  • The Moro Wars (1901-1913)
  • U.S. Intervention in Panamanian Revolution (1903)
  • The Banana Wars (1909-1933)
  • U.S. Occupation of Vera Cruz (1914)
  • Pershing’s Raid Into Mexico (1916-1917)
  • World War I (1917-1918)
  • Allied Intervention in Russian Civil War (1919-1921)
  • World War II (1941-1945)
  • The Cold War (1945-1991)
  • The Korean War (1950-1953)
  • The Civil Rights War/Second U.S. Civil War (1955-1968)
  • The Second Indochina War/Vietnam War (1956-1975)
  • U.S. Intervention in Lebanon (1958)
  • War on Poverty/War on Drugs (1964-present)
  • Dominican Intervention (1965)
  • Cambodia Campaign (1970-1974)
  • The Mayaguez Rescue Operation (1975)
  • Iranian Hostage Rescue/Operation Eagle Claw/Desert One (1980)
  • U.S. Libya Conflict (1981, 1986)
  • U.S. Intervention in Lebanon (1982-1984)
  • U.S. Invasion of Grenada (1983)
  • The Tanker War (1987-1988)
  • U.S. Invasion of Panama (1989)
  • Persian Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm (1991)
  • The No-Fly Zone War (1991-2003)
  • U.S. Intervention in Somalia (1992-1994)
  • NATO Intervention in Bosnia/Operation Deliberate Force (1994-1995)
  • U.S. Occupation of Haiti (1994)
  • U.S. Embassy bombings and strikes on Afghanistan and Sudan/The bin Laden War (1998)
  • Desert Fox Campaign (1998)
  • Kosovo War (1999)
  • Attack on the USS Cole (2000)
  • Attack on the WTC and the Pentagon (2001)
  • Afghanistan War/Operation Enduring Freedom (2001-present)
  • Third Persian Gulf War/Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-Present)

There are probabbly hundreds of other conflicts and wars which are not in this list, but let’s be cogniscent on this Memorial Day of all of those who have given their lives for the greater good. Thank you!

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Responses

  1. Looks like Americans like to fight! LOL But thank God there are those who are brave enough to fight for us all. Happy Memorial Day to you too!


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