Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thank the Troops

On Thanksgiving it is appropriate to remember the US military men and women who are serving overseas and not with their families.

There are approximately 253,000 troops stationed in 135 countries, roughly 17% of the entire military force, not including Iraq, which has roughly 150,000 US troops in occupation.

Germany has the most US military with 70,000. This is followed by Japan with 35,000, South Korea 33,000 and so on.

Regardless of the unfortunate presence of so many American soldiers in Iraq, the US military deployed worldwide represents a certain security for us at home that can allow us to have Thanksgiving dinners with our families free of fear. So thank you to our troops, and our hopes that they return home for good soon.

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