OT: On this Day, give thought to those left behind

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Forum topic by Dallas posted 05-25-2015 08:26 PM 645 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2015 08:26 PM

There are more heroes and heroines that many never consider.
Those are the sisters, mothers, girlfriends, wives, cousins, aunts, and just generally ladies who care.

The ones who have lost a loved one because of the strife around the world deserve the same recognition.

Throughout history the (men and) women have been there to support, succor and love these soldiers, sailors and Marines.
Once the coffin is buried, once the grave is covered, once the flag is folded and passed, everything is forgotten, the wife, the mother, the children…..

While thinking about the vets who gave the supreme sacrifice, how about giving a nodding thought to the devastation that was left behind.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#1 posted 05-26-2015 12:24 AM

Dallas, That is so true! The ones left behind suffer the loss every day.

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 12:32 AM

So very true and well said. Almost a year ago, three RCMP officers lost their lives in my province.
Doug left behind his wife and three young daughters
Fabrice left behind his wife and pre-teen stepdaughter
And Dave left behind his baby son and pregnant wife.
I think about them every day.

Thanks for this, and prayers for all those who have been left behind.

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#3 posted 05-26-2015 12:54 AM


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#4 posted 05-26-2015 01:13 AM

God Bless those that serve and those that love them!!!

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#5 posted 05-31-2015 01:24 AM

Ditto what BurlyBob says

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#6 posted 05-31-2015 01:35 AM

Toughest duty I ever had was Funeral Detail. Presented a flag to a 12 year old kid and had to remain stoic and hard the entire time. That could have been my son getting the flag, instead I brought him home one from Iraq.

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#7 posted 06-02-2015 04:26 PM

Woodbutcherbynight, Our boss lady passed away in November and her husband sold the RV park where we worked, abandoning everything that had been hers.
As we were going through the stuff that was left in order to send it to the dump or Good Will, I found a funeral presentation flag.
There is no name, no unit, no date, not even a note.

I cannot do much wood working anymore, but one thing I must accomplish is a case for the flag and what it means.

It is too honor a fallen brother or sister, and this will be our private honor of an Unknown Soldier.

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#8 posted 06-03-2015 02:31 AM

Dallas Nice….

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

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