A thought for today.

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Blog entry by BigTiny posted 11-11-2010 06:00 PM 4009 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“So what if the best of our wages be,

An empty sleeve, a stiff bent knee,

A crutch for the rest of life, who cares?

As long as the old flag waves and dares.”

lest we forget

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 07:35 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 07:46 PM

I like it as well Tiny,

‘Let us not get so busy or live so fast that we can’t listen to the music of the meadow or the symphony that glorifies the forest. Some things in the world are far more important than wealth; one of them is the ability to enjoy simple things.

United States Navy
USS Enterprise CVN-65

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 08:14 PM

Reflections on Images of War

The First World War officially ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. November 11 eventually became the day we commemorate the sacrifices made by members of our armed forces and civilians, not only in WW1, but in all times of war. Today, we look back at those who sacrificed their lives and the way they’ve shaped how we look at war.

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 12:40 AM

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#6 posted 11-12-2010 01:48 AM

ARMY ADA Chaparral missiles 72-74.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#7 posted 11-12-2010 01:59 AM

USMC 2003-2007

-- Potential is limited only by imagination

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#8 posted 11-12-2010 05:42 AM

“There is no greater gift than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend.”

In personal remembrance of:

Sgt. Paul Elshoff sr, who took that piece of shrapnel to his grave with him (dad),
Naval Lt. Vince Martin, whose body was never found after the torpedo sank his ship (mom’s brother(
and Oberst Alexander Elshoff, afrikacorps, who was gunned down in Africa by deserters from both sides after the war where he worked in security for the diamond mines. He never returned to his homeland as the part he was from was part of the Soviet sector.

Also in personal remembrance of Louis Danahaer, US Army WW II, my father in law.

Others remembered by me today, Pipe Major MacGregor of the Essex Scottish, who fell on the beaches of Normandy on D Day, along with more than half our regiment. He was found less than 100 yards from the water’s edge with his pipes still in his arms, blowpipe still clenched in his teeth. Some of you may have seen the famous painting of him standing in the landing craft, playing the boys ashore.

Lastly since few people know this fact, I remember the serving members of the RCMP who went ashore on D Day to act as military police directing traffic as the vehicles came ashore. They also acted as interpreters between the local french citizens and the english speaking invasion forces, many of them coming from Quebec.

Rest in peace, my brethren. your watch was stood and stood well.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 11-12-2010 06:02 AM

9 out of 10 of my uncles/father served in various military- WW2, Korea and Vietnam (and me, Navy, 1972-1976). Thanks to them for their efforts. Two of my cousins were Green Berets; I have a nephew who served in the USMC; another in the US Army.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 11-12-2010 07:58 AM

During the first world war, three guys from little Pine Street here in Winnipeg joined various units of the army. None knew any of the others.

All three won the Victoria Cross, the highest award available to members of the commonwealth armed forces.

In 1927, the city changed the name of Pine Street to Valour Road.

The simple inscription on the V.C. reads “For Valour”.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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