11/11/11 Message to our Veterans

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    To our Veterans:

    Thank you…..thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
    May God bless our Veterans living and deceased.
    And may God bless the families who have shared so much for our country.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockymonster View Post
    to our veterans:

    Thank you…..thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
    May god bless our veterans living and deceased.
    And may god bless the families who have shared so much for our country.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockrocker View Post
    Our Pleasure!
    Given the opportunity most of us would do it again......it's just the kind of people we are. I humbly accept the "Thank You".
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    Agreed.

    I still remember the female soldier standing in line in a store I was at (out of state), and hanging her head, etc. as people were staring at her and down on her a bit. One woman was making derogatory comments. I couldn't help it, I started a conversation with her about what her MOS was, where , what, etc. and telling her that we were all proud of people like her who serve, and I told her "hold your head high and ignore those who don't understand". I intentionally made my comments a bit louder, so a certain few heard it. Some others began piping in and telling her the same things and thanking her for her service. By the time she left, she walking much taller & deliberately, head up, proud and with a smile.

    We give our thanks to all that serve or who have served, and are proud of them all. Thanks !!! Keep your heads high, and remember all of those who are no longer with us.
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    You're very welcome. And to all those who served before me: thank you for helping to provide the freedom *I* knew while growing up.
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    It was an honor and privilege to have served and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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    Thank you, we didn't get much thanks when we came home.
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    The honor was mine, and thanks to those who served before-During- and after me
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    I think I can safely speak for most all of us veterans by sincerely thanking everyone in return for the simple acknowledgement and appreciation of our contribution (whether large or small) in helping to gain and preserve the freedoms that many take for granted - much less grasping the price in blood that has been paid on the account.

    However, many of us have a much greater depth of gratitude (mixed with a strong sense of guilt) to those who came home in a box or never came home at all because a number of us are only here today to humbly accept your heart-warming appreciation by the ultimate price they paid to protect and defend us as well. I'm fully convinced that God allowed some of us to come back alive only to praise the actions and unbelievable bravery of the true heros who can no longer speak for themselves.

    To my fallen comrades at arms both past and future, I humbly salute you as the true heros, and owe many of you my life itself. Repaying you is impossible, but I will continue "paying it forward" to those who still serve until I join your ranks again someday.

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    ^ Eagle, I wish I could "like" that twice.
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    I think Eaglebreak summed it up for me also.

    One thing I occassionally do for our current military personnel is when the wife and I go out to dinner once in a great while i will scope out someone there that is in uniform. We usually pick up the tab for them on our way out the door with instructions to the wait staff to just tell them "Thank you for serving"

    This happened to me once when I was active duty and I try to return the favor when I can.
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    Eaglebeak.....those words are as eloquent as I've ever read. I only wish more folks could read that, for I found it truly humbling.

    And to the other Vets that reiterated their dedication that they would do it all over again...you are true patriots, and I believe your lost "brothers" are proud of you.

    I for one, not having served, appreciate what you and others have done. And reading your words makes me appreciate it even more. We don't do enough to thank our Veterans, and I feel fortunate to be able to give thanks to at least some of you via this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Thank you, we didn't get much thanks when we came home.
    And that is shameful.........

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