It is our somber honor to present the official casualty figures each week from the U.S. Department of Defense. We do this to honor those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. We also publish this to help civic, military, and civilian leaders as well as all Americans keep the conflicts in perspective, at least from the standpoint of how many lives have been lost. You’re welcome to join us each week as we pray for the the deceased heroes, as well as their families and friends. The inscription on the back of the tombstone is there to facilitate this.