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Blog entry by WoodSimplyMade posted 11-10-2010 09:37 PM 2636 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fellow Lumberjocks,

I just wanted to take a minute outside of our woodworking world to salute and thank all my fellow Veterans, leading into Veterans Day. I proudly served in the US Air Force from 2003-2009 and have seen what some soldiers go through to keep our freedoms at home.

Thanks to all the family, friends and supporters too!


-- Mike, Florida,

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#1 posted 11-10-2010 09:45 PM

my heart felt thanks
to all the veterans

our freedom
is precious

and all the sacrifices made

worthy of all our respect

i salute you all !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 11-10-2010 09:47 PM

May everyone have fair winds and following seas.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#3 posted 11-10-2010 09:52 PM

To those still out there at the pointy end of the spear!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#4 posted 11-10-2010 10:01 PM

God Bless the poor souls who’s lives have been taken and God bless their loved ones left behind to suffer their loss for ever more. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 11-10-2010 10:05 PM

Every last guy or gal who has served or is now serving deserves the very best this country can offer, because that is what they have given us, their very best. We have air force guys in our family and know the hard work, dedication and sacrifice that they give every day. We salute all you courageous veteran’s!

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#6 posted 11-10-2010 10:16 PM

Another BIG THANK YOU to our men and women in harms way. Being a former Marine vet (Semper Fi). I too wish a Happy Birthday to the Corps….No matter if you agree with these wars or not….You surely must support the folks that keep our country(s) safe and free. Let’s all hope that they can come home soon…and safely.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#7 posted 11-10-2010 10:25 PM

MY heart does go out to the poor men and women as said, but like many, many ,poeple I am against these wars.That’s not the fault of the soldiers though.Everytime a young man or woman gets killed I think of their poor families. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 11-10-2010 10:25 PM

Veterans Day Military Discounts Update This list is not all inclusive:
Applebee’s Restaurant – Complementary dinners to veterans from 11:00 AM till midnight on Nov 11, 2010.

Golden Corral – Buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Monday Nov 15, 2010 will be provided to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military and can provide proper identification to substantiate it.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant – A meal at no charge will be provided to all veterans on Sunday Nov 7, 2010.

UNO Chicago Grill – All members of the military, both veterans and active duty, are invited to enjoy a entree or individual pizza at no cost with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value on Nov 11, 2010.

Krispy Kreme – One complementary doughnut of any variety will be provided to all veterans on Nov 11, 2010.

Outback Steakhouse – Complementary Blooming Onion and beverage (one non-alcoholic drink or one draft Anheuser Busch beer except where prohibited by law) with proper identification on Nov 11, 2010.

Sam’s Club – Over 36,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans in need of mobility assistance Nov 10-12, 2010. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store.

Lowe’s & Home Depot – A 10% discount on purchases by active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans, and immediate family members with valid military ID or proof of service discharge year round.

National parks, forests and monuments – Admission at no charge to everyone on Nov 11, 2010. Refer to for info on the almost 400 parks that will be open.


Participating Arby’s in OK, AR, MO, KS & Ill (greater STL area) – Arby’s invites active duty & veterans will receive a regular roast beef sandwich at no charge on Nov 11, 2010. Proof of US Military service is required. Limit one per ID.

Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto Berkeley CA – Lunch or dinner entree at no charge on Nov 8, 2010. Proper ID will be required.

Chick-fil-A Southern Pines NC (near Ft Bragg) – Will give meals to all military veterans at no charge on Nov 11, 2010. Uniform or proof of service required.

Carolina Burgers and BBQ Matthews NC – A complementary meal will be provided to all service members and veterans on Nov 11, 2010.

Masala Wok restaurants in Northern VA – Will provide a complimentary entrĂ©e from the regular full menu to all US veterans and active duty military on Nov 11, 2010.

Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids MI – In honor of Veterans Day plastic and reconstructive surgery is being offered to any Michigan vet injured while on active duty at no charge. Call (616) 328-8800 or visit office at 2680 Leonard NE, Suite 4.

Knott’s Berry Farm Buena Park CA – Admission at no charge to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran’s Month, November 1-26, 2010.

UCLA vs Washington Pasadena CA – Saturday’s Nov 7, 2010 football game at the Rose Bowl is the thirteenth annual UCLA Veterans and Armed Forces Appreciation Day. Veterans & Armed Forces personnel are eligible to receive either one (1) general admission ticket at no charge or can purchase up to four Buy-One-Get-One Reserved Tickets.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City – Admission at no charge to veterans and five guests from 9 am to 5 pm on Nov 11, 2010.

Central Florida Zoo Sanford FL – Admission at no charge on Nov 11, 2010 with proper ID.

Mill Mountain Zoo Roanoke VA – Admission at no charge for veterans and spouses with proper ID on Nov 11, 2010

Green Bay WI New Zoo – Admission at no charge plus coffee and cookies in the Visitor Center throughout the day while supplies last for veterans and their families on Nov 11, 2010.

Oklahoma City Zoo – Admission at no charge for military active duty, veterans, and families on Nov 11, 2010.

Strategic Air & Space Museum Ashland NE. Admission at no charge for Veterans on Nov 11&14, 2010.

Colonial Williamsburg VA – A pass at no charge for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents on Nov 6-11, 2010. Pass includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Art Museums and also entitles holders to discounted rates at Colonial Williamsburg’s Resort Collection hotel properties.

USS Midway Museum San Diego CA – All veterans admitted without charge on veterans day Nov 11, 2010

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#9 posted 11-10-2010 10:43 PM

I’m a Vietnam vet and I appreciate it. Thank you.

-- Life is good.

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#10 posted 11-10-2010 10:51 PM

Well said, Mike! Thanks for saying it.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#11 posted 11-10-2010 11:01 PM


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

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

I salute all who have served and still serve, you all have my utmost gratitude and respect. I was not able to serve due to my hearing loss otherwise I would have.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#13 posted 11-11-2010 02:59 AM

US Navy 1963-1966, Vietnam

Thanks to all my brothers and sisters who served this proud nation and to all of you who remember us.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 11-11-2010 03:55 AM

US Navy,1972-1976, Missed out on Vietnam by just a little bit.

Thanks to all of those who gave their all.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#15 posted 11-11-2010 04:41 AM

Thanks to all who served and serve!

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