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Forum topic by harveysoriginals posted 05-26-2014 11:59 AM 1293 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2014 11:59 AM

Just a quick work to all those American LJ’s out there!
Today is Memorial Day when we honor those who have given their all for us.
Flags should be at half mast today until noon.
I hope you take a few moments to at least reflect on these people and if you know any families or friends who have suffered a loss of life in our defense, give them a hearty and solemn thanks for their contribution to your freedom.
It wouldn’t let me post this without a specific forum topic and none of them seemed appropriate so I hope a lot of you get to see this.

-- The most dangerous tool in my shop is the one I am currently using! Harvey

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 12:29 PM

Absolutely very grateful for the bravery of our men and women in our military forces. GOD bless and watch over them all. Thank you to all the vets out there. Always remember them, and what they gave for us to have our freedoms.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 05-26-2014 12:40 PM

You’re blind if you think these young people died for your freedom & liberty.
They died because your government wants to increase it’s hold in parts of the world where it’s not welcome.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 05-26-2014 01:47 PM

Ah murch, another clueless foreigner. If it were not for American blood, you to would be under German control. The rest of the world only wants us when there’s a problem, so they can hide behind us during trouble. I wish we would stop all our intervention, there would be a lot fewer of you to deal with.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-26-2014 01:54 PM

Liberty is welcomed every where.

Tyrants & control freaks remove freedom of choice.

+1 for Monte

God speed to all Veterans!

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 01:57 PM

God bless those who gave their lives in war. I wouldn’t be here if not for their selflessness.

On 9/11/01 I discovered I was too old to enlist. Younger men and women had to take my place. Younger men and women had to risk death for me. Younger men and women have died for me.

They allowed me to raise my unexpected daughter who was a few months old on 9/11.

I owe all of them so much that I cannot repay. And for the children they will never have, the best I can do is to raise my children with love, kindness, integrity, compassion and strength.

I don’t deserve the sacrifice our soldiers of old have died for. I don’t deserve the sacrifices our young soldiers make for me today. They don’t know me but I owe it to them to try my hardest to make our home, our people, our lives worth serving with everything they have.

My efforts are just a few drops of water. Let’s make it rain for them and the families who are left behind.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 03:14 PM

I blame our govt for most things but it does NOT keep me from honoring those who served bravely and unselfishly regardless of the circumstances.
Those people, even if they disagreed with the situation, were brave a loyal enough to serve and give all.
THAT sir, is what today is all about.

-- The most dangerous tool in my shop is the one I am currently using! Harvey

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 03:54 PM

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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#8 posted 05-26-2014 04:31 PM

So murch you find it appropriate to insult the USA servicemen and our Official Holiday to HONOR those that have served and FALLEN in battle? Perhaps you need some perspective:

Hold a fallen comrade in your arms, hear him call for his Mother, pray with him that God will take away the pain, and listen as he begs you to take him home because he is cold. Watch the last breath of life leave the body, see the eyes go cold and grey, then feel the gentle whisper of the wind as the spirit departs the body.

Charge across an open desert at four armed Iraqi insurgents with a pipe and a chain because you have finally run out of ammo and 80 unarmed civilians are depending on you to protect them for another 4 minutes when attack helo’s arrive to resolve the issue. Then wake up in Germany 3 days later with 4 large bruises on your chest and your arm in sling with pins in it because during the melee you got your wrist broken and shot.

Cross open desert to retrieve a wounded soldier, under heavy enemy fire, and carry them to a bunker and defend that position for hours. Not because it was the safe thing to do, but because it was the right thing to do.

You are entitled to your opinion, but when you disrespect my Fallen Comrades by interjecting politics on our holiday to Remember them I also have the right to call you out.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 05-26-2014 06:26 PM

Laura and I spent the morning at the Dayton National Cemetery where my folks are interred. Bright sunny morning and a solemn yet moving experience.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#10 posted 05-26-2014 07:48 PM

Well said woodbutcherbynight! Bravo Zulu!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#11 posted 05-27-2014 12:54 AM

I can’t add to what Monte and woodbutcherbynight have said above. But I will add an “AMEN”

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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