Gratitude Campaign

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    Gratitude Campaign

    Again, I'm not big on these types of things, but I thought this is worthwhile.


    Watch The Video
    The Gratitude Campaign



    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I'm not big on these types of things,
    You're bigger on it than you think. Otherwise, you would'nt have posted it.

    You are tender hearted.Admit it... I knew it all along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    You are tender hearted. I knew it all along.
    He pretends not to be, but I'll bet he's a big ol' teddy bear.

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    Great thread SIXTO.
    I think I'll put a "Sticky" on it for awhile so that lots of members will view it.
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    D'oh! I knew this looked familiar. I posted this a month ago...

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...-campaign.html

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    morintp...well, here it is again.
    I must have missed it back then.
    Kudos to you and SIXTO both then.
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    Sixto you are a public servant and former soldier, you are the kind of person such campaigns are supposed to support, those are some old school boots and BDU's in the first picture.

    All my fellow service members out there, and all of you that went before us, thanks, can't do any of this stuff without y'alls service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    morintp...well, here it is again.
    I must have missed it back then.
    Kudos to you and SIXTO both then.
    No worries, as long as the message gets out there. I was disappointed when the thread had dropped out of sight, but I'm not one to continue bumping a thread that no one else is interested in. I really love the whole idea of it though.

    Sixto is still a big ol' teddy bear.

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    Can I change my name to Huckleberry?

    Quote Originally Posted by morintp View Post

    Sixto is still a big ol' teddy bear.
    Nah, I just wanted to steal morintp's thunder!
    I just came across this today while surfing around, and it hit a little harder than usual. I was away at training all week, and the hotel I stayed at was also hosting a WW2 reunion. I hung out with those guys two nights in a row, listened to their stories and got a history lesson direct from those who made it. It was awesome, I wish I could have spent more time with them. I was never so honored to drink a few beers with anybody else, plus I think they got a kick out of me and what I do.

    They showed me pictures of their parties from years past; they had 5 decades worth, and the group was huge in the beginning, at least a 100 guys were in the early photos.
    Now there is only two of them sitting at a small table with their wives.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Sixto is one of the most respected guys on this entire forum.
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    I know two who don't like SIXTO.
    LaserMax & Crimson Trace.
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    Well, respected by all except two,then :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I know two who don't like SIXTO.
    LaserMax & Crimson Trace.
    They can pay me to keep quite if they want too, but they cant pay me enough to endorse them... I'm sure I've ruffled a few more feathers with my stong opinions along the way. I'm no different than anyone else, I'm here to learn from everyone else.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I just came across this today while surfing around, and it hit a little harder than usual. I was away at training all week, and the hotel I stayed at was also hosting a WW2 reunion. I hung out with those guys two nights in a row, listened to their stories and got a history lesson direct from those who made it. It was awesome, I wish I could have spent more time with them. I was never so honored to drink a few beers with anybody else, plus I think they got a kick out of me and what I do.

    They showed me pictures of their parties from years past; they had 5 decades worth, and the group was huge in the beginning, at least a 100 guys were in the early photos.
    Now there is only two of them sitting at a small table with their wives.
    I get real emotional about the WWII vets too. They truly were the greatest generation. One of my friends, and favorite neighbor when I was living in NY was a WWII vet. He's starting to slow down a bit, I spent the last couple of years doing his yardwork, mowing, and snowblowing his driveway.

    He is an incredible man with amazing stories. I've sat for hours with him going through his photo albums, listening to his stories, listening to him play his harmonica, which is absolutely amazing, I never realized a harmonica could sound like that. He just turned 86 last month, his wife passed last summer. They got married right after the war over 60 years ago, and had never been apart. I spent that first night alone with him. We stayed up all night, talked, watched war movies. It was one of the hardest, but one of the greatest nights of my life.

    I have a video I filmed for him of the WWII show at the FDR mansion. He couldn't go because he had just started chemo and wasn't feeling well. He loved it. He remembered the guns, the vehicles, the uniforms, everything. I put it on the internet so my dad and some friends could see it also. I never removed it, so if you want to see it, here it is. Beware, it's 88MB...

    http://www.morinproperties.com/images/WWIIbetter.wmv

    edit: Watching again, a year later, I am astounded at the gun safety, or lack of it in the video. Sure, the guns the kids have are empty, and the others are firing blanks, but wow.

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    I'm looking foward to watching it, I probably will later tonight if the boss lady lets me.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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