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Forum topic by a1Jim posted 05-26-2014 04:57 AM 605 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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a1Jim

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05-26-2014 04:57 AM

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Hi Friends
I know we all know what Memorial day is all about, but with our busy live’s we some times spend more time getting ready to celebrate holidays then thinking about what they represent. When we are enjoying time off and visiting with family and friends, if we can all take some time to think of all of those brave souls who gave there life to defend their country and our way of life and to also include their families who lost so much because of this ultimate sacrifice their loved one gave. Gratitude and a few moments of our time is such a small thing considering their great sacrifices. Thank you all who have served our country and God bless those who have lost their lives and those folks who have suffered physical and mental damage by that terrible thing called war.

I wish everyone a wonderful Memorial day.

Jim

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Handtooler

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 05:08 AM

Hear, Hear!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#2 posted 05-26-2014 05:25 AM

I posted this elsewhere, but i’ll see if i can remember what I wrote

Remember them…

What this holiday is really about
it isn’t the parades, because they never saw them
it isn’t the cookouts, because they had no time for them
it isn’t about the paid day off

It IS about those Gentle Souls who never made it back home from
The bridge at Concord
A fort called McHenry
A dusty plain in Mexico
A little church lane at Shiloh
A little rocky hill south of gettysberg
A hill named Kettle
A muddy ditch they called a Trench in the forests of the Argonne
A beach at normandy, or a town at Christmas time
A frozen lake in Korea
A muddy dike in a jungle rice paddy
a nameless sand dune

Pause to remember all those who gave the Last Full Measure
And pray we never have to Take a hilltop, defend a frozen town, or have another Flanders Fields full of poppies

Remember them…

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#3 posted 05-26-2014 05:26 AM

Amen brother! I have served for almost 14 years and been deployed and was lucky enough to come home with only injuries. I seen so many that paid the ultimate price for our freedom. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families. Freedom isn’t free. It is paid for by the blood of the brave. Thank you to all have served! Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 05-26-2014 05:30 AM

Thank you Russ

Very well said Bandit

Thank for your service to our country Chad.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 05:39 AM

War is a tragedy will can all live without.

The victims of war, I will always remember their sacrifice.

Peace

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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stefang

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 08:52 AM

I certainly second that Jim. It’s sad that we have to send young men to war. it’s usually evil old men who start them and you would think they would be smarter and wiser with their age, but it seems we live in a cruel world. Thanks to all you enlisted folks and veterans who keep America and the free world strong.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 11:43 AM

Yes Jim. Today is a very thankful day. I want to thank ALL the veterans out there for their service, and sacrifice. GOD bless us all, and GOD bless the USA

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 05-26-2014 03:12 PM

Jim, nicely stated. Thanks to all of those who have served and those currently serving and thank you to your families as well.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#9 posted 05-26-2014 04:58 PM

We need to support those who sacrifice! When they come back home. More is being done now than for the Vietnam era. I got the GI Bill and support from my home state, a scholarship to a state school. More is needed.

Support your local VA. Tell your congressmen/women to fix it!

Also there is more recognized trauma from extended tours of duty. Please support services for what trauma we cannot see.

Honor our troops by supporting them.

Thanks Jim for bringing it up.

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 05-26-2014 05:33 PM

Well said Jim. From an early age I talked with my grandpa about his time in Germany as a POW for 2 years. He was not bitter about it, he was grateful. It didn’t take long for me to learn that he was grateful that he came home when so many others didn’t. It helped me to be more appreciative of the fact that my dad came home from Vietnam, when so many others dads did not come. As much as I am grateful for those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that I can be here looking at LJ, I am also grateful to all who have served and accepted the possibility that they could make that same sacrifice.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 05-26-2014 05:36 PM

DocSavage45: ”...We need to support those who sacrifice! When they come back home. More is being done now than for the Vietnam era….”

Boy! I heard THAT. It only took me +40yr to get my disability rating from 1972. But you are correct, MORE is being done now than in the past. And yes, MORE IS NEEDED.

I posted this on a similar titled thread today, but thought it applies here as well:

Please remember that ALL veterans that served ”… gave it their all…” and many still walk among the living. Just because not every veteran had to actually PAY that “all” with their life, does NOT mean that that “all” was not given as such while they served.

If we continue to under-fund the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) then we are openly dishonoring and disgracing this Memorial Day Holiday. Don’t just point fingers and threaten to fire someone, FIX IT! Every time a veteran dies in a VA hospital of a service connected cause, you are dishonoring that veteran and other veterans like them.

Quit B&Ming about your taxes and fully fund the VA. Just do it.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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