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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Memorial Day Reply with quote

To the guys and gals that are standing on the wall, to those that have and to those that can no longer.

FREEDOM AIN'T FREE SOMEONE PAYS

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

These are Ed's colors,
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

It's hard to put my colors up here because Sailors don't have "colors" so to speak...We have ships...Unless you mean "Haze Grey and Underway"...



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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

SINCERELY THANK YOU ALL to have served for me and everyone else in this country!
GOD bless you and have a splendid holiday. Very Happy
Thanks again,
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

Well said. Take care...
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

Those who have served their country with honor and pride have my undying gratitude. I was unable to serve and I thank you for your gift of freedom. If the rest of the men and women had that kind of fortitude this country wouldn't be in the situation we are in right now - and all they have to do is study the facts before they vote. I am amazed at the way some people throw their freedom away at the polls just so they can feel more comfortable.
I don't have the right to salute the men and women who have given years, and more to keep me free but I am forever in their debt. I am proud of each of them. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

I guess we must clearify what Memorial day is. It is not to honor those Vets that are alive, but to honor those that have died. Whether it be in combat or old age. My day is Veteran's Day where we honor the living veterans...Lest we forget...

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

Let me clarify my statement...THANK YOU ALL to have served for me and every one else in this country! "to the family members of those"

Again Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 2:23 am    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

I know how hard freedom is won as a WW2 buff . Thanks for defending us and keeping America free !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Flame Shooting Pistol Shooting Fencing Salute Salute Salute Flag Flame Shooting Flame

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

Memorial Day Wish To All
It's no longer called Decoration Day. There aren't as many solemn celebrations as in the past, but it is far more than the official kickoff weekend of summer. Memorial Day weekend is the weekend originally designated to honor the Union dead from the Civil War. It was expanded in World War I to include all Americans who died in military service to their country.

Today, it is more commonly remembered as the weekend of the running of the Indianapolis 500 and the beginning of summer. True to that idea, schools in our area finish today, freeing kids for another summer of fun.

As a Decoration Day tradition, many Americans will visit cemeteries and memorials to place wreaths in honor of fallen friends, relatives and comrades. It's the weekend that all national cemeteries sprout small American flags. It is also a continuation of a tradition of honoring the fallen that dates to the Greeks. They honored their dead, especially their heroes, with chaplets of laurel and flowers.

We are enjoying this holiday weekend with our families, and hope you have the same privilege.

In the meantime, take a moment to thank those who serve, have served, and remember it is true that "all gave some; some gave all."

To each of them, our sincere thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 12:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

Bushy is correct. Memorial Day is to honor those who have fallen. I will be attending a parade in small town America where we recall what the day really means. I am taking my one year old English Springer Spaniel so she will know, too. Take care...
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

Least not we forget the ones away from home and are not able to be with there loved ones on this day of remembrance.

As a veteran thank you for your appreciation.
To all other veteran's thank you in return.

To all the heros not able to return. Thank you for a job well done. Its young men and women like you that have given us this right to be free. May you stand at ease. Your job is done.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

I wear my Dad's Dog Tags under my shirt year around.
On Memorial Day, I wear it outside of my shirt.

Bushy, I hope that we don't have to Honor you on Memorial Day for many more years.

At least until you finish your term in the White House Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

Duce wrote:
Least not we forget the ones away from home and are not able to be with there loved ones on this day of remembrance.

As a veteran thank you for your appreciation.
To all other veteran's thank you in return.

To all the heros not able to return. Thank you for a job well done. Its young men and women like you that have given us this right to be free. May you stand at ease. Your job is done.

THANK YOU

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To stand "at the ready" is where I spent my time....

To stand inspired and "at the ready" is the real trick.......

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day Reply with quote

I have a hard time on Memorial Day, as a rule. I spent many years wondering (through an alcoholic haze) why I was spared while many of my comrades had to make the ultimate sacrifice. I fought the guilt, and all the accessories that came with it, for quite a while. Then, I was made to realize that I was spared because my services would be required later. I am disabled to a certain degree, but my mind still works. So, to my fallen comrades, I would like to say "Thank you for the honor of serving with you. Your stories will continue to be told wherever brave men and women gather. Ouuuraaah!"



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