The Mississippi Baptist Convention has sought to put together a visual reminder: the Memorial to the Missing (pictured to the right), being filled with 50 million pennies.
Here's another way to try to get your mind around the number. If you add up the populations to the following states, they equal about 50 million.
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
If you faint in the day of adversity,
your strength is small.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man according to his work?