Illinois National Guard

Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Seminole War
Civil War
Spanish-American War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Since Vietnam
    Wars: Past & Present

The current traditions and practices of honoring fallen soldiers have had a long and interesting evolution. What began as an afterthought during the Revolutionary War is now a maxim of the Soldier's Creed. We will look back, beginning with the Revolutionary War, and discover how the idea to "never leave a fallen comrade" became so important.