May 25th, 2007 12:24 AM
May 25th, 2007 07:49 AM
Thank you to all of our servicemen and women!
May 25th, 2007 08:40 AM
It was a honor for me to serve my country,if they needed an old 64 year old man I would do it again,but now its up to the young men to carry the torch. Hopefully we will always have them willing to carry it.God bless them and the united states. sj
May 25th, 2007 06:11 PM
May 25th, 2007 06:19 PM
Thank you all, so very much!
May 25th, 2007 06:22 PM
Thank you for your kind words. I did my 20. Now, I salute my 2 boys, David and Michael, one in Iraq for the 2nd time, and one just starting AIT as a Bradley mechanic. I am both proud to have served all of you and have my son and son-in-law follow the tradition. Have a wonderful Memorial day, but don't forget what it was started for:
TO HONOR THOSE THAT GAVE THEIR ALL. Fly those flags proud and high.
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May 25th, 2007 07:22 PM
May 25th, 2007 09:17 PM
No sweat...its a good life. Thanks for the thanks.
May 25th, 2007 09:40 PM
I listened to the Duke recite the Pledge today for about the thousandth time. And once again, I listened with a tear in my eye.
To those in the armed services, God Bless you and yours. Thank you again.
The same to those who served in the past.
To those in the "Suck" and parts unknown, return to us safely.
As for those who have given all, no words can convey the gratitude that we feel for you. Our lives are OURS and we have our freedom because of your sacrifice.
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US Airforce Reserve April 2005-present
May 25th, 2007 09:43 PM
One addition I must make too - and that is for us to remember the hurting souls from now and the past - the families who bear the loss of combat loved ones, and those fearfully wounded too.
For them the pain goes on. I have much depth of feeling for them all.
Chris - P95
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May 27th, 2007 03:17 AM
What to say to my fellow vets and our absolutely amazing readers. Memorial day to me is not just a day off (mainly cause I hardly get the day off, lol) When you look back on history and see the battles that our fellow men and women have fought in, and the impact that each one of those men and women have had on those battles, how could you not swell up with pride. So many have given so much, not just the ones that have paid the ultimate price, but the families and friends who leant us their loved ones, to protect all of us. I for one send my sincere heartfelt thanks and love to all of our veterans past, present and future. and to my fellow brothers in arms, SEMPER FIDELIS.
"Iím just tryiní to be a father, raise a daughter and a son
Be a lover to their mother, everythiní to everyone
Up and at Ďem bright and early, Iím all business in my suit
Yeah Iím dressed up for success, from my head down to my boots
I donít do it for money, thereís bills I that I canít pay
I donít do it for the glory, I just do it anyway" ~ Toby Keith American Soldier
COuldn't have said it any better Toby.
May 27th, 2007 10:49 AM
Chris, thanks for mentioning the families.
Originally Posted by P95Carry
I don't think they are forgotten but sometimes they aren't as remembered for the willingness of them to give of their loved one and to silently and proudly stand behind them no matter what.
I memorized this poem and quoted it almost every day that my husband was in service.
He's out now and I'm thankful to have him with me but I'd give him back in our country needed him again.
A Wifeís Tribute
I donít know what theyíll put him at, or what his post may be;
I cannot guess the task that waits for him across the sea,
But I have known him through the years, and when thereís work to do,
I know heíll meet his duty well, Iíll swear that heíll be true.
I sometimes fear that he may die, but never that heíll shirk;
If death shall want him death must go and take him at his work;
This splendid sacrifice he makes is filled with terrors grim,
And I have many thoughts of fear, but not one fear of him.
The foe may rob my life of joy, the foe may take my all,
And desolate my days shall be if he shall have to fall,
But this I know, whateíer may be the grief that I must face,
Upon his record there will be no blemish of disgrace.
His days have all been splendid days, there lies no broken trust
Along the pathway of his youth to molder in the dust;
Honor and truth have marked his ways, in him I can be glad;
He is as fine and true a man as ever a wife has had.
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