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    ...to all those who served, but especially to my Dad (WWII ), my brother-in-law (VietNam), and my deceased uncle (WWII & Korea).

    Thank you from a grateful citizen.

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    Thanks for this thread Sue! I hadn't seen it earlier. My heros are being replaced by the young veterans who are now returning home from a different war if such a thing exists. While involvement in war can strengthen the will, it can fracture the mind and tear at the heart in so many ways.
    Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady sent out a message on Veterans Day including "There is an inscription on the wall of a veterans cemetery that says they sacrificed their youth that liberty might grow old."
    Gen. Brady was a Dustoff helicopter pilot in Viet Nam and most of his message concerned that era. Another part of his words still has me pondering "It was our warriors in Vietnam who slowed the onslaught of communism to this day. And communism is dead in Vietnam; they just donít know what to do with the corpse."
    Sometime sending a loved one to war also creates an unbearable burden that changes one forever. My heart of course is with our vets and with those who love(d) them.

    Edit: a print of my old unit

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    Thank you to everyone that is or was a veteran for this country.

    Thanks to Huey!
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    A heartfelt thank you to all of my brothers and sisters.
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    Thanks to all veterans who have served!

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    I wish veteran's day got the same treatment as Memorial Day.

    Even in the above sentence, autocorrect capitalized the latter. I will leave it as is for illustrative purposes.

    While it shouldn't take a specific day to recognize the sacrifices made by those that served and to appreciate that sacrifice, I'm still glad we have these reminders. I think it's commonplace to take for granted what they did.

    So, thank you.

    Thank you, Huey. And thank you walt, lesgoblu02, mrlmichael, and anyone else that might read this that served in our armed forces, whether in an armed conflict or not.
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    Thanks to my dad (Army), my brother (Navy) and my oldest brother (Marines)
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    Beverage of choice to my fellow vets.

    #KSM Can't Breath

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMAD1 View Post
    Beverage of choice to my fellow vets.

    The A-10, it is one of my all time favorite war machines.
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    Happy Veterans' Day, all. I can't hang our flag because it's too windy today, so this will have to suffice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    The A-10, it is one of my all time favorite war machines.
    The airplane designed around the gun. Unique and needed no matter how often it is retired.

    I also salute our veterans especially those no longer with us.
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    Happy Veteran's Day to all who served.

    Made my Dad (WWII vet) some french toast today...

    Here's a pic of him in Cuba. He was in the Army Air Corps, mechanical maintenance on planes. He remembers that rum was cheaper than the coke you mixed in. Ha. That's him hugging the bottle.


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    Is it tacky to complain about how bad my "free" lunch at Applebee's was today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Is it tacky to complain about how bad my "free" lunch at Applebee's was today?
    Lol. That bad, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smr-nj View Post
    Lol. That bad, huh?
    Yeah, even for Applebee's. To be fair, I wasn't the only vet there. The place was packed. Almost an hour and half for a (cold) burger and fries is a bit long though.

    Good for them for doing it, even though I think that they .make quite a bit of money doing it.
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    Yeah, I applaud their intent, even if the outcome wasn't quite the best.
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    Forgot to put this up yesterday, but it was so awesome that I figured, "better late than never."
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    Melody, that is flat out terrific. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Yeah, even for Applebee's. To be fair, I wasn't the only vet there. The place was packed. Almost an hour and half for a (cold) burger and fries is a bit long though.

    Good for them for doing it, even though I think that they .make quite a bit of money doing it.
    I got a haircut at Great Clips and then lunch at Texas Roadhouse. The publicity and tax write off for these companies has to be significant because there are more and more places participating every year.
    On my head there is a battleground. The peaceful indigenous peppers are being invaded by the cruel and aggressive salts who have sought to commit genocide on the peppers. The peppers have managed to starve off the salts to the north which has unfortunately resulted in some uninhabitable areas in the backwoods area. The salts now claim ownership to the temple and beard regions. VT

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