Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Map The Fallen Project

While technically no longer Memorial Day, it still seems quite appropriate to share this remarkable project: Map The Fallen. Map The Fallen is an attempt to collate data about casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, and render them on Google Earth.

It's an impressive project and points to a variety of sites that provide this casualty data in other forms. I found Washington Post's Faces Of The Fallen project to be especially powerful.

Take some time and review these sites - it's so easy to look at these wars as statistics, when they are really made up of remarkable human loss. These sites do their part to help you appreciate that.

I'd like to send out a profound thanks to all those who have serve and sacrifice for our country.

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