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05-29-2017 02:41 PM

As I go about my at home to do list this Memorial weekend the first 3 days off in a long time, I stopped and gave thought and thanks to all of our fallen men and woman who have sacrificed their lives for our country, I hope others will give thought to the meaning of this holiday also. I also want to thank all of those in the military who served and serve our country now and their families for their sacrifice and service to our country, many who paid a big price physically or mentally for their service.

THANK YOU and God bless

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#1 posted 05-29-2017 03:26 PM

Yes! We should all remember why we are free and live our lives everyday with that thinking in mind! I give thanks for all the men and woman and also their family’s for their sacrifices to keep us all free.
God bless each and everyone of them!
Thanks for posting this Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 05-29-2017 03:33 PM

Thank you Veterans!

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#3 posted 05-29-2017 04:50 PM

I heartily second Jim and Tony’s statements – Thanks Vets!

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#4 posted 05-29-2017 05:27 PM

Too many times we forget what these holidays are for. We all take them for granted as a day off.
I remember, honor and support our troops.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 05-29-2017 06:02 PM

Jim,

Thanks for your post. It’s too bad we only do this one time a year. I’m a vietnam era veteran. My wife just bought me a hat that identifies me as a veteran. My time in the service as a trick chief ( supervisor to my group of tech types) put me in a position to mentor others even though I didn’t know I was doing that. I didn’t want to be one more veteran against the war as my time in the service was coming to an end. Had to fight with my superiors to get into the bootstrap program for transitioning. Ended up as a volunteer at a mental health center for kids. Got a direction and stayed that course. Hope I’ve made a difference.

A salute to all who gave in the struggles we face.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 05-29-2017 06:14 PM

Right on Jim.!!!!!!! They are all honored t day and should be every day for their sacrifice for freedom!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 05-29-2017 06:25 PM

Hey Tom, let me thank you and all other vets here on this site that served. I serve in the N.G. on a nike hercules missile site from 66 to 70.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 05-29-2017 06:38 PM

I was also doing a few honey do projects, and remembering the brave men and women who have sacrificed all, for our freedom. Thanks to all.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 05-29-2017 06:56 PM

Tony,

I was truly reluctant. Even thought about Canada. Second time I received a draft notice I thought I might do better enlisting like my younger brother. They told me there is no Army Security Agency in Vietnam. There was a different name for ASA there . They called it radio research. 4 years later I wasn’t asked to re enlist. LOL!

I went kicking and screaming vs. others who dove into it.

But thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 05-29-2017 07:22 PM

Amen!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#11 posted 05-29-2017 07:37 PM

Tom,
I was served draft papers while I was still in my last year of high school. Because of my bad 9+ poor vision I didn’t want to join the Army, scared me to death to think I might loose my glasses and be blind on the battle field. My parents and the whole school was up in arms over me receiving those draft papers. Then my parents found out that I was signing up to join the Navy. They hit the roof!!! My dad took me for a ride without telling me where I was going and I ended up at a National Guard Armory, 241 Artillery in Lincoln MA. I had no choice in the matter.. Well I did but being so young I just did what I was told so I ended up on a missile site. A friend of my dad’s got me in the guard. I hate the thought of me cheating to get out of the draft.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 05-29-2017 08:34 PM

Tony,

Hindsight is 20-20 :<)

They would probably not inducted you. NG was not a bad place to be.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 05-29-2017 09:26 PM

Your right about the Hindsight Tom. I did learned that my dad was looking out for me.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 05-30-2017 01:47 AM

Yes Amen! we are so blessed we have freedoms that other countries only dream about but , it didn’t come cheap. Many of our military gave their all. May God bless our military and their families.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#15 posted 05-30-2017 03:25 AM



Hey Tom, let me thank you and all other vets here on this site that served. I serve in the N.G. on a nike hercules missile site from 66 to 70.

- woodshaver Tony C


Tony- I rebuilt Nike Hercules Track Radar units from 1967 to 1970!

Thanks , Jim

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

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