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Postby Thorn » Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:41 pm

wrzwaldo wrote:This is also on my MUST visit list whenever I am in the area.

Absolutely. An uncle is buried just north of the Tomb, and my grandmother (his mother) is listed at the Women's Memorial. She was one of the first enlisted women in the Navy. She enlisted in WWI, as a Yeoman (F) 1c.
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Postby dakkon2k » Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:03 pm

wrzwaldo wrote:This is also on my MUST visit list whenever I am in the area.

That was the most moving experience I’ve had, amazing really. I thought the mini touring wall they bring down to us in Brevard was moving...
I’d say it should be a priority on anyone must visit list, followed by the Air and Space museum and Smithsonian.
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Postby xor » Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:56 am

theprez98 wrote:pssst, that was a Veteran's Day thread...11 months ago.



Anytime I meet a active soldier or a vet I thank them. It's always Veteran's Day for me. They are giving everyday for us, politics aside; they deserve our thanks more than just one day out of the year.

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Postby theprez98 » Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:53 am

[quote="thx-1138"]Anytime I meet a active soldier or a vet I thank them. It's always Veteran's Day for me. They are giving everyday for us, politics aside]
I don't disagree with your sentiment; I am active duty Navy.
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Postby G8tK33per » Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:14 pm

wrzwaldo wrote:We are trying for a spring visit back there. I'll give you advance warning!

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Postby CyberSp00k » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:38 pm

On Veterans' Day, 2005, to all who served and are serving,

THANKS!

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Postby knightmeir » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:15 am

I'm active duty Air Force... just moved from Vegas to Montgomery, Alabama. Been in 8 and a half years, and it's a pretty sweet gig for the most part. Nice to be around people who don't vehemently protest my existence : )
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Postby wrzwaldo » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:30 am

knightmeir wrote:I'm active duty Air Force... just moved from Vegas to Montgomery, Alabama. Been in 8 and a half years, and it's a pretty sweet gig for the most part. Nice to be around people who don't vehemently protest my existence : )



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Postby chuck2 » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:29 pm

A little late, but I wanted to say thank to all those that served and are serving, thank you.
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Postby fregniacciaro » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:55 am

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Postby theprez98 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:31 pm

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 Danang.

He is the POW who went away one person and came back another or 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 remains unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep.

He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket, 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, Marine, Sailor or Airman, and also 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. When you see one 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".

God Bless Our Veterans!

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Postby brwrdrvr » Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:07 pm

theprez98 wrote: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 Danang.

He is the POW who went away one person and came back another or 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 remains unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep.

He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket, 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, Marine, Sailor or Airman, and also 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. When you see one 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".

God Bless Our Veterans!

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Being a Veteran myself I still am thankful for those that came before me, the ones that were by my side, and the ones that came after me. To carry the light into the darkness so that we may sleep snuggled, peacefully in freedom.
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Postby Airstreamer » Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:32 pm

http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2006/11/veterans-day-and-soldiers-reaction.html

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WHAT A NATION OF PUSSIES!!!!

This week I am NOT proud to say that I am an American..........I think it is obvious why... See, we just have told the world that we are not a nation of people who are tough, and will fight for what we believe in... We have told the world that we are a giant coward that will shy away from any difficult challenge...

So, while you eat your cheetos, and sit there and watch your lazy ass get fatter, dumber and happier Joe Citizen.. Just remember this, I, and all my commrades payed a dear price to come this far and have you decide that we should fail...

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Postby saboarsenal » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:07 am

you guys are real heroies.............
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Postby Barry » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:54 am

saboarsenal wrote:you guys are real heroies.............


What are you doing, just picking random threads to post to?
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