Remembering The Fallen On Memorial Day

Today we remember those men and women who served, and who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Many of us will celebrate this holiday with family, friends, and food, the way we’ve been taught to honor those who have gone before us.

We at TFB honor those American servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty, and the sacrifices they have made to protect the security and freedom of the United States of America.

To all our readers, have a happy Memorial Day.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at


  • Herr Wolf

    The first federally approved monument for LGBT armed forces members will be dedicated at Lincoln National Cemetary outside of Chicago today- decorations include a large, upside down pink star.

    • Patrick R.

      And? I don’t see the need to make today about straight or gay. Today is about those we lost in defense of our country, regardless of their personal lives.

      • Herr Wolf

        just the facts, ma’am

      • SP mclaughlin

        Don’t feed the troll.

      • I just banned him so—- enough is enough

        • shekky goldstein

          Sure you did you dumba$$

    • Grindstone50k

      It’s a triangle, not a star. Unless you consider three-points to be a star.

      I served with many gay servicemembers. Would do it again.

      • shekky goldstein

        I’m sure you served “under” many gay servicemembers, sweetie. It would be more appropriate to be a pink Star of David since the US fights wars on behalf of Israel

  • Patrick R.

    Nathaniel, thank you for putting this post up. Far too many forget Memorial Day isn’t about people who served, but rather those that didn’t come home.

    • You’re welcome, Patrick. Happy Memorial Day.

  • shekky goldstein

    Sounds like you would more likely try to sick my d##k if you were in my vicinity