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WHY DO WE CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY

We celebrate Veterans Day to commemorate the untold sacrifices of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services. From the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, 1,008,784 brave Americans have given their lives in the cause of freedom. We salute those who have made the ultimate sacrifice as well as the millions of veterans who have served in the Armed Forces for their dedication to duty and country.

The cost of freedom:

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
Total Deaths: 4,435
Total Wounded: 6,188

War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Total Deaths: 2,260
Total Wounded: 4,505

Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
Total Deaths: 13,283
Total Wounded: 4,152

Civil War (1861-1865)
(Union Forces Only)
Total Deaths: 364,511
Total Wounded: 281,881

Spanish-American War
Total Deaths: 2,446
Total Wounded: 1,662

World War I (1917-1918)
Total Deaths: 116,516
Total Wounded: 204,002

World War II (1941-1946)
Total Deaths: 405, 399
Total Wounded: 671,846

Korean War (1950-1953)
Total Deaths: 36,574
Total Wounded: 103,284

Vietnam Conflict (1964-1973)
Total Deaths: 58,209
Total Wounded: 153,303

Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)
Total Deaths: 1,972
Total Wounded: 467

Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (As of November 7, 2006)
Total Deaths: 345
Total Wounded: 1,034

Operation Iraqi Freedom (As of November 7, 2006)
Total Deaths: 2,834
Total Wounded: 21,752

Veterans & Identity Theft

The following PDF provides information and resources for veterans and active duty military who are concerned that their personal data may have been compromised by the security breach at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Hurricane Katrina Affects All of Us

Find out what Californians and the federal government are doing and can do to help those affected by this disaster. This attached page contains contact information for various federal government agencies who are providing assistance for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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11/8/2006
The Resignation of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld
- Washington, DC— In May 2004, I called for the resignation of Secretary Rumsfeld as well as Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz when the Abu Ghraib prison scandal became public.  At the time I said that the prison abuse scandal demonstrated that the United States was reeling on the precipice of a major foreign policy debacle.  Our standing as a nation had been lowered to the point that the world no longer viewed the U.S. as the ambassador of peace but as a principal threat to world peace. ...view more

11/3/2006
Rep. Watson to Deliver Weekly Congressional Black Caucus Message to America
- Washington, DC— Congresswoman Diane E. Watson will deliver the weekly Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) “Message to America” radio address this Saturday, November 4, 2006.  Congresswoman Watson discusses the upcoming November 7 elections and encourages all eligible voters to vote. ...view more

11/2/2006
Rep. Watson Dismayed at Planned Closure of King/Drew Medical Residency Program
- Washington, DC— Congresswoman Diane E. Watson issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is planning to close its long-standing residency program of 34 years: ...view more

10/3/2006
Representative Watson’s Statement on Former Rep. Mark Foley
- Washington, DC— Congresswoman Diane E. Watson released the following statement today regarding the shocking behavior of former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fl), as well as the failure of the House Republican Leadership to address the grievous matter months prior when it first learned of Foley’s improper contact with House Pages: ...view more

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