- More than 1.2 million Americans have died in war since the Civil War
- The weather will be mostly cooperative this year, but travel woes could still arise
(CNN)Only one holiday honors fallen American veterans, evokes family barbecues and marks the unofficial start of summer.
How to travel
The weather will likely cooperate
What to remember
620,000: Civil War*
116,516: World War I*
405,399: World War II
36,574: Korean War
58,220: Vietnam conflict
383: Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
4,424: Operation Iraqi Freedom
73: Operation New Dawn
2,349: Operation Enduring Freedom
*More than half the U.S. deaths from the Civil War and World War I were from disease.