Through curious and suspect maritime provocations bouncing around the storied history of the US, the American foreign policy apparatchiks and their dull tools in the Pentagram have been merrily waging conflict around the globe for generations. And a small microcosm of those generations have either not returned or returned so maimed and disfigured their parents and close family didn't recognize them.
The US isn't alone. For every French male born in 1892, half of them would either be maimed or perish when the dust cleared from the Great War in 1918 which made the world safe as an orchid house for whole new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie sets writ large on the planet for hundreds of millions to see.
I find Mark Twain's The War Payer to be a satisfactory tribute to the martial dead.
Marxism saw itself weaponized around the globe in the waking fever-dreams of political worthies like Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo and RedDR during the War to Save Josef Stalin. -BB