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Happy Veteran's Day
...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.
Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
11-11-2012, 09:18 PM #2
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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11-11-2014, 07:19 AM #3
Thank you to everyone that is or was a veteran for this country.
Thanks to Huey!
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11-11-2014, 08:11 AM #4
A heartfelt thank you to all of my brothers and sisters.
11-11-2014, 08:55 AM #5
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Thanks to all veterans who have served!
11-11-2014, 09:01 AM #6
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.AAT: Ian Kinsler
11-11-2014, 09:29 AM #7
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Thanks to my dad (Army), my brother (Navy) and my oldest brother (Marines)"And that is part of the larger pattern of the appeal of a new online collectivism that is nothing less than a resurgence of the idea that the collective is all-wise, that it is desirable to have influence concentrated in a bottleneck that can channel the collective with the most verity and force."
11-11-2014, 09:39 AM #8
Beverage of choice to my fellow vets.
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11-11-2014, 09:45 AM #9
11-11-2014, 11:30 AM #10
Happy Veterans' Day, all. I can't hang our flag because it's too windy today, so this will have to suffice.Bruce
11-11-2014, 05:26 PM #11
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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11-11-2014, 05:37 PM #13
Is it tacky to complain about how bad my "free" lunch at Applebee's was today?
11-11-2014, 05:59 PM #15
Yeah, I applaud their intent, even if the outcome wasn't quite the best.Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
11-12-2014, 11:06 AM #17
Forgot to put this up yesterday, but it was so awesome that I figured, "better late than never."
Thank you to all our veterans!
Melody, that is flat out terrific. Wow.Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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11-12-2014, 06:09 PM #20
I remember my time in the Terran Mobile Infantry"The first time I met Destro, he asked me if he should have his entire head coated in chrome. I said "No! How would you do that? How would that even work?"
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