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Forum topic by Dusty56 posted 02-04-2009 08:15 PM 2618 views 3 times favorited 153 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-04-2009 08:15 PM

“A VETERAN”
“Whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve – is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America”, for an amount of “up to and including my life”. That is HONOR, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.”
-Author Unknown

I found this on another site (Routerforums) , and I thought that I would share it with you folks .
Also , My personal thank you to all that have served and are serving right now to protect our freedom . May God bless you and bring Peace in the very near future for all .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!


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#1 posted 02-04-2009 08:40 PM

How very true!!!!

Thanks for posting and ” Semper Fi ” – Vietnam ‘65-’66

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#2 posted 02-04-2009 08:45 PM

Hi Dusty;

So very true, and very well said.

Words cannot describe the debt we owe these guys.

Thank you for posting this.

Lee

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#3 posted 02-04-2009 08:45 PM

Thanks for posting this, I have seen it before and it is so true.

I do alot of work for a 501c non profit called Military Appreciation Day (www.militaryappreciationday.org)

We hold events fishing and picnics for active military of all branches ;
Our Mission statment is ONE SIMPLE THANKS
WE have an event comming up May 30th if you are instrested in checking it out use the link above. If any one has any question about it please contact me.

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#4 posted 02-04-2009 09:39 PM

Thanks for posting!

USN ‘63-’85

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

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#5 posted 02-04-2009 10:39 PM

Thanks,

USN ‘63-’66

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#6 posted 02-04-2009 10:43 PM

I feel saddened for anyone who loses their lives in a war that includes all victims of war not just the soldiers many innocent people die due to unnecesary wars what does it all bring nothing.my 2 cents.Alistair

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#7 posted 02-04-2009 10:55 PM

Thanks!

USN 68-88

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#8 posted 02-04-2009 11:05 PM

Great post! ARNG DET2 188TH Engineer Combat Batallion 2004-present

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#9 posted 02-05-2009 05:26 AM

Interesting. USAF, 1971-1979

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#10 posted 02-05-2009 05:30 AM

Thanks for posting!
USAF 1961-1968

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#11 posted 02-05-2009 05:41 AM

Don’t underestimate the American people. They understand. After all it is our families in the wars not Hollywood’s or Washington DC’s.

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#12 posted 02-05-2009 06:50 AM

It’s good to see posts like this… Living in a military town the attitudes swing wide both ways. Some people are really nice to you, others are real jerks to you. I guess some people’s political or personal views prevent them from understanding the necessity of the military and what we do to ensure their safety.

-- San Diego, CA

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#13 posted 02-05-2009 07:18 AM

Thanks. US Army 1994-2000.
It’s nice to hear. it would be even nicer to hear when we aren’t at war. My mother has worked at a VA Hospital for 30 years, I volunteered there for several years in middle school and high school. Saddest thing I ever saw, the nursing home ward on the fifth floor. Guys that had given it all in WWII, and completely forgotten. No one ever came to visit…I used to go up there and just sit and talk with some of them. when i was 13 I sat with a man celebrating his 90th birthday by laying alone in his bed. I think it was in 1987 when they shut down the Psych ward due to funding cuts….soldiers, mostly vietnam era, were sent home with whatever family they had…those without family were pushed out to the bus stop. Heh…my mom was happy that I volunteered there for so many years, because she thought it would be a great deterrent for me to see how your country thanks you when you give everything for it. Yellow ribbons and lapel pin flags, and fireworks. but no one comes to sit with you. Boy was she ticked when i signed on. Its difficult for her even now, but I tell her unfortunately she only gets exposed to the negatives of what the military brings. But its a great life.
Sorry for the rant. thanks for the thanks. Everybody, go spend an hour at the closest VA, read a book to a vet. Or just hang out and talk, they’re good on that too.

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#14 posted 02-05-2009 05:42 PM

Thanks. US Army 84-88.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#15 posted 02-05-2009 06:10 PM

Thanks: US Air Force “57-61” and two kids currently serving… One in the sandbox and one heading for the horn…

-- good fences make good neighbors...

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