Veterans Day

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  1. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    WITH VETERANS DAY COMING I WANT SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR HEROS [VETERANS] BOTH FORMER AND ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS BECAUSE OF YOU WE ARE FREE TODAY:0a31::big_smile:
     
  2. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    I wanted it all capital letters causeI am yelling it for all to hear LOL
     

  3. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    God Bless ALL Veterans past and present!!!
     
  4. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Amen brother, loud and proud.
     
  5. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Im a vet but I always like to think and thank both grand parents that were In WWII one not doing well and the other not here. I remember stories of Normandy and praise the lord and pass the amminition. True words from people that were in true he!! doin what they could for this country. "Semper Fi"
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    God Bless all that have given their all for this country!!
     
  7. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Thank you to all the vet's
     
  8. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Yes, thanks too all who are currently serving and those who have served in the past. We take small everyday things for granted that would not be possible had it not been for those sacrificed and those who paid the ultimate price for there country. Again, thanks for your service. rspd507
     
  9. takeaction

    takeaction New Member

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    Thanks to the people serving. Thanks to those who are about to. And thanks to those that have.
     
  10. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks from me also to all fellow vets present and future. Been a couple of days of remembering for me with the Marine Corp Birthday yesterday and Veterans Day today. Good luck to all serving at the present and come home safe.
     
  11. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    My Thanks to all Veterans on their special day.

    God Bless and watch over those serving today.
     
  12. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    From one former soldier to all my brothers and siters in arms past,present,and future Happy Veteran's Day!!!!

    WHAT IS A VET?

    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 the 38th 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 anotheror 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 slow 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 that 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."

    Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC
     
  13. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks and reps to you Mark. Very well said!!
     
  14. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    For those who walked the fire!

    Thank You:0a31:
     
  15. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Thanks to all veterans, past, present and future! We owe everything to you!


    GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!
     
  16. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    This goes for everyday just sometimes I forget to say it but to all military personel you are kept in my prayers
     
  17. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Thanks to :smile2:you all