Salute To An Old Soldier

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    Salute To An Old Soldier

    It's a little late for Veterans Day, but I just found this on another site and thought I'd share it.

    This Old Soldier is one of the reasons we enjoy the freedoms we do today...



    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    A thought too often forgotten today.
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    Not too many left to tell their tale. People often forget the deep sacrifice when dealing with the WWI and WWII generation.
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    I'm old enough to realize the deep effects WWII had on my parents, especially my father and most of their generation. I wish the upcoming young 'uns were taught enough history to even begin to understand our own countries history much less the world. Everything we have is because of the heavy prices paid by many who went before us. May God rest their souls in peace.
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    Veterans day or not, its always a great time to recognize our vets.
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    Respect those heros..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCruisr View Post
    I'm old enough to realize the deep effects WWII had on my parents, especially my father and most of their generation. I wish the upcoming young 'uns were taught enough history to even begin to understand our own countries history much less the world. Everything we have is because of the heavy prices paid by many who went before us. May God rest their souls in peace.
    This is were I really start to get PO'd with our school systems today... We are focusing on teaching our youth more about what has happended in the past over seas and what all has changed their world, but we are not educating our students about OUR COUNTRY!!!

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    I don't know if we could get the citizens of our country who are use to "Entitlement" programs to sacrifice the way our fathers and grandfathers of the WWII generation did.
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    I remember talking with a twenty something about how terrible the casualty figures in Iraq are. I told him that while every single casualty is a tragedy we lost more men in one day during D-Day. But those men gave their lives for freedom just like today. His response was that was impossible! Oh, and when was D-day...................

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    God bless our Vets. May we remember their service with gratitude and appreciation. Thank You my brothers in arms.
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    I'm old enough to realize the deep effects WWII had on my parents, especially my father and most of their generation.
    Me too Eric .......... 100%. My Dad was 21 in 1939 and the 6 years effectively totalled any chances he had of following his chosen career - dentistry. By time 1945 came he had me and Mom to support and so had to ''get a job''.

    He was understandably very bitter when he found young kids having no thought or respect for what he and his peers had done and gone thru. Nowadays it is 10x worse.

    Lovely pic Terry - pretty much an archetypal representation of the old vets ... bless them all past and present.
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