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« on: November 12, 2004, 01:45:32 AM »

Been gone all day and hadn't seen anything posted so far on this so....

Happy Veteran's Day!  The only vet I'm certain of here is dbt1949 so big thanks to the King of the Smilies.  I know vets don't always get the appreciation they deserve but after seeing Band of Brothers last summer and crying my eyes out I have a big heart for the vets.

The important things we do.  The freedoms we exercise.  The safety we cherish but also take for granted.  All these things rest on the shoulders of our vets.

So if you're a vet, post it in here and let us shower you with goodness.  If you're not a vet, spend some time in here... um... showering... Yeah, that!
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2004, 02:31:32 AM »

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran here
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2004, 02:35:59 AM »

My thanks to those that served! thumbsup
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2004, 02:44:12 AM »

I  thumbsup veterans.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2004, 03:15:06 AM »

Far better men then myself. I salute your bravery, and courage.

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2004, 03:31:53 AM »

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I appreciate your thanks guys, it means a lot to me. smile
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2004, 03:56:03 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2004, 04:06:57 AM »

Yes..here here!  smile
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2004, 05:22:42 AM »

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Thanks to my fellow veterans and to those that are still serving.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2004, 05:42:36 AM »

Same as I did at work today for the three veterans there, I thank those of you here that selflessly served for the good of our country.  I hope that one day, I may find my own way  to likewise contribute to the good of our society.
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2004, 06:13:40 AM »

Thanks!

Someday, I may even be one of you. Haven't decided if it's the right thing for me yet though.
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2004, 06:50:53 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2004, 07:28:49 AM »

Yes happy V-Day to all the vets of all the wars and a big THANK YOU for all you do whether you wanted to or not or agreed with it or not. Without you we might not have what we have today.

Id like to send a special thought out to my 20 year old something nephew who is going to Iraq soon. He flies Blackhawk helicopters. Not that many years ago that I was just 8 years old and holding him in my arms as a baby at my grandfather's funeral.
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2004, 09:20:34 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2004, 10:13:30 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2004, 12:35:14 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2004, 12:40:15 PM »

A bit late..

But to all the veterans...  A big applause!

The simple truth is...You all rock!

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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2004, 12:50:22 PM »

I'm a day late, but huge props and thanks to all you vets.
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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2009, 05:25:04 PM »

It is Veterans Day / Rememberance Day / Armistice Day again. 

I am the son of Air Force career enlisted, grandson to a WWII Navy vet, and nephew to a career Marine enlisted.  To all of those who have served and all those who serve now, you have my deepest respect and love.  Thank you for all of your sacrifices and those who didn't make it home.  Thank you for the freedoms that you and your colleagues have fought, bled and died to provide us.  There is nothing that we can do for you to come close to what you have given us.

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Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2009, 05:26:15 PM »

Many thanks to all the veterans and all active service men and women.
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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2009, 05:42:31 PM »

Myself: US Navy 1989-1995

My father:  US Air Force 25 years

My Maternal Grandfather:  US Marine Corp WWII  Survived five Pacific campaigns including Guadalcanal

My Paternal Grandfather:  US Navy  WWII
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2009, 05:59:25 PM »

Ive always been kind of proud and ashamed around this time of year for my service time. Survivors guilt and the crappy way we were treated when we came home has left me a little sad and bitter of those days.
I am so glad and proud of our country for doing a 180 and saluting our vets now a days. They deserve it.
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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2009, 06:05:18 PM »

My heartfelt thanks and hats off to all of you who served or are serving. Both my uncles served (Army, Marines), my niece is serving now (Army) and so is my cousin (Coast Guard). You guys rock!
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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2009, 06:13:32 PM »

Thanks again guys.   This day is always bittersweet for me.   At least this year I had the good sense to stay home for the day - last year I was just dark and surly all day at work.
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2009, 06:15:57 PM »

A report on the American numbers by Fox News:

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Today, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are some 23.2 million veterans in the United States. That includes 2.6 million who served during World War II, 2.8 million who served in the Korean War, 7.8 million in the Vietnam War, 5.2 million in the Gulf War and about 1.7 million who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nearly 120,000 are still stationed in Iraq, and about 68,000 will be deployed in Afghanistan by the end of the year, according to the Census.

Just one American veteran who served in World War I is still alive: 108-year-old Frank Buckles, who drove ambulances in England and France after enlisting at the age of 16. Buckles also fought in World War II and was taken prisoner by the Japanese.
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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2009, 06:22:54 PM »

Absolutely. I hold servicemen and women in the highest regard!

Thank you all so very very much.
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2009, 06:52:26 PM »

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Thank you to all who serve or have served.
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« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2009, 06:56:02 PM »

I am deeply grateful to all who served.
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« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2009, 07:03:11 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2009, 07:18:43 PM »

Army Vet here

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« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2009, 07:27:01 PM »

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To all those still serving no matter the branch fair winds and following seas.

My salute goes out to the ships that took me places I never dreamed of and challenged me in ways i never imagined

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« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2009, 07:41:47 PM »

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Army Vet here

3rd Infantry Division , 4th Cavalry Brigade

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When I was stationed in Germany around 1970 the 3rd was stationed in Wurzburg Germany. Is that where you were too?
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« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2009, 08:36:46 PM »

Quote from: dbt1949 on November 11, 2009, 07:41:47 PM

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Army Vet here

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When I was stationed in Germany around 1970 the 3rd was stationed in Wurzburg Germany. Is that where you were too?

Yep, but I was station at Geibelstadt Army Airbase in a Air Cavalry Unit  Apache Gunships
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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2009, 08:39:19 PM »

Thanks to all the vets out there.
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« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2009, 08:48:42 PM »

Thanks to all who put themselves in danger to protect our country. Frankly, one day isn't enough.
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« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2009, 08:52:51 PM »

Quote from: msteelers on November 11, 2009, 08:48:42 PM

Thanks to all who put themselves in danger to protect our country. Frankly, one day isn't enough.

For those who didn't come out the other side, there's a second one in the U.S.: Memorial Day.
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« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2009, 09:10:18 PM »

Thanks to all of you!  thumbsup
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« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2009, 09:44:57 PM »

Thanks dbt!  If it weren't for you and your company of brave friends, Sherman could never have taken Atlanta!
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« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2009, 09:50:13 PM »

'Technical' Veteran, United States Army, 1991-1992.  (Long story short, got to AIT and couldn't breathe, chose to go home early instead of waiting for a medical discharge.  Still legally a veteran, fwiw).

That being said?  A hearty thank you to everyone who has served, and especially everyone serving today.  You have my thanks, and you will always have my support.

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« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2009, 10:30:31 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on November 11, 2009, 09:44:57 PM

Thanks dbt!  If it weren't for you and your company of brave friends, Sherman could never have taken Atlanta!

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