03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Messages To Fallen Soldiers: Myspace Memorials (SLIDESHOW)

Thousands of American men and women have lost their lives in the Global War on Terror since it began in 2001. For the loved ones left behind, the MySpace and Facebook pages of those who died often serve an online memorial that can be pored over and added to indefinitely. Messages to the dead stream in on birthdays and holidays like Veterans Day or the Fourth of July, testifying that lives at home are irreparably changed by what happens in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Click through to see some of the most moving MySpace notes to service members who died in service.

MySpace Messages to Dead Service Members