Happy Veteran's Day

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by trnsmsn, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    I would like to thank all of those who have served & or are serving our nation.

    Bless those that have lost their lives or have been injured doing so.

    HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY
     
  2. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    Thanks for making this thread Elliot.

    I say thanks to those past, present, and upcoming soldiers and vetrans every day for thier service to our country, to us as citizens for putting their lives on the line in the line of duty and putting their lives on hold when it comes to family in an effort to protect our rights and way of life in this country we call home. Many times do we take this for granted. Today of all days I want to especially say THANK YOU. You have sacraficed so much in your life for our saftey and freedoms. You are forever in my thoughts and prayers.

    In Honor of Daddy...
    Henry S. Dunn
    U.S. Army
     

  3. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    Happy Veterans day to all the Veterans out there and thank you so much for everything you have done for this country..
     
  4. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    As Vet (U.S.Army 84-93) i get this in an email 3 times a year

    What is a vet?

    By Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

    Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul's ally forged in the refinery of adversity. Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem. You can't tell a vet just by looking.

    What is a vet?

    He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run out of fuel.

    He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the38th parallel.

    She or he is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.

    He is the POW who went away one person and came back another or didn't come back AT ALL.

    He is the Quantico drill instructor who has never seen combat, but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other's backs.

    He is the parade riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand.

    He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.

    He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb of the Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep.

    He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket-palsied now and aggravatingly slows who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.

    He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being, a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.

    He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.

    So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say "THANK YOU." That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.

    Two little words mean a lot, "THANK YOU."

    "It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

    and remember all gave some, some gave all and god bless my brothers and (my little)sisters in arms past, present, and future.
     
  5. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    It is my honor to thank all the vets that have served and the men and women that are serving now. I thank ya'll from the bottom of my heart. And to the ones that are no longer with us. God bless you and God bless America!
     
  6. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    After Marks post not much to say. Thanks to all past, present, and future vets!! 64-68 Semper-fi
     
  7. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    I can' t say much more than what Marks Post said .So I'll just say God Bless
    and thank you for the sacrifices each of you gave so the rest of us can still be free to enjoy what we like doing .GOD BLESS All Vets : Past,Present and Future.
     
  8. Tool958

    Tool958 New Member

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    Thank-you Mark Edwards for your post "What is a vet?"
    This is one of the best letters I've ever seen on what a veteren is. I really appreciate you sharing it with us. My wife is hosting a Veteren's Day ceremony today and I will pass it on to her. We both try to thank every veteren and soldier we meet. They are what has formed this country since it's birth and a lot of people don't realize how important they really are to this world. Thank you all!!!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
  9. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    don,
    you're welcome and i hope your wife's ceremony went well.
     
  10. Tool958

    Tool958 New Member

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    I guess it did according to her. She said there were around a hundred people there. That's a pretty good turn-out concidering our little town is only about 1600 people to begin with. As usual, since I work shift-work I didn't get to go to it.