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Allison

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1888 days ago

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I am sure a lot of you have received this or something similar in an e-mail, but I think with the Memorial Day weekend coming, I personally would like to share it here.
First I would like to say I hope each and everyone of you have a great and SAFE weekend.
In doing so please remember WHY you are having this weekend.
We ALL of us must never forget.
And PLEASE let’s not forget our brothers and sisters on who are on foreign soil as your reading this.

Have a wonderful weekend!

It is the
VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
the VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the
VETERAN who
salutes the Flag,

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It is
the
VETERAN
who serves
under the Flag,

And Thank You to all my fellow L.J.er’s that have served. You have my sincerest gratitude.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!


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Rustic

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#1 posted 1888 days ago

Thank you so much

Rick Kruse USMC ‘85-89

And a HUGE thank you to all those Men and wonen who have gone before me Semper Fidelis

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 1888 days ago

We in Australia had our ANZAC Day last month to remember the men and women who have served in all wars
I served over 20 years under the Australian flag serving in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam wars. Wish you all the best on your memorial Day.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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lew

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#3 posted 1888 days ago

Thanks Allison,

Lew
USN 63-66

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

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Derek Lyons

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#4 posted 1888 days ago

That’s a great poem for the day we remember vets, which is Veterans Day.

Monday is Memorial Day.

USN Submarine Service 81-91.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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mmax

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#5 posted 1888 days ago

Thanks Allison,

USN 65-69

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else

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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 1888 days ago

Thanks Allison. And thanks to all you other Vets.

MSG USAR 1969-1992

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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davyjones

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#7 posted 1888 days ago

Thanks Allison. And thank you to all veterens, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

USN 85-90, ARNG 97-2004 (911 & OIF)

-- I came, I sawed I fixed it. (well sort of)

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Allison

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#8 posted 1888 days ago

@ Derek Lyons, I apologize, I suppose I should have been more “proper” But for myself I will be remembering all those that fought for our country and still are on this “Memorial Day”. Of course I do that on a daily basis, They are a part of my prayers,
PEACE!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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GEORGE6149

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#9 posted 1887 days ago

Thanks Allison and all fellow VETERANS.—-VIETNAM VET (69-70)

-- GEORGE

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Gary

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#10 posted 1887 days ago

My thanks too
USAF 63-71 Viet Nam 69-70

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1887 days ago

Thanks Allison
We need to remember what this holiday is all about. enjoy your week end.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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odie

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#12 posted 1887 days ago

Allison,

Thank you VERY MUCH for remembering us.

U.S. Army … Viet Nam 68-69. It means a great deal that you honor us. THANK YOU !!!

PILOT

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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waroland

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#13 posted 1887 days ago

Thanks Alllison for remembering us VETS.

USAF 1961-1968

-- waroland, Mount Juliet, TN

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patron

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#14 posted 1887 days ago

thanks allison for your thoughts and prayers .
i tried to join the service in my youth ,
but they didn’t want me .
but i to am proud to be an american ,
and am thankfull of the sacrifices that have been made ,
that we may live as we do .
and thank you all ,
bless you and yours !

-- 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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PurpLev

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#15 posted 1887 days ago

Salute to freedom, and the memory of those who fought to keep it!

1994-1997

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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