Restaurant's Memorial Day sign goes viral

- A photo of a Memorial Day sign outside a restaurant in Washington, Kansas, has gone viral thanks to its simple and moving message.

When Brandon Lee saw the sign, he snapped a photo and posted it to Facebook. Within hours, the picture has more than 121,000 shares.

The sign says “We have 619,300 reasons to be closed on Monday” referring to a ballpark total number of military deaths in the United States army.

It then breaks down those deaths by war. 

Note that the figures on this sign are just a ballpark of American military deaths from World War One to the War in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense has a more detailed and complete breakdown of the total number of battle deaths since the American Revolution. The message however, is certainly impactful.

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