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Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for Us

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Mad Dog_2
Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241
God Bless our Veterans, God Bless The Holohans, and Everyone here at The Wall. Enjoy the fine day... Mad Dog 
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  • Mad Dog_2
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  • Steamhead
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    This Memorial Day is especially significant, since this year is the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

    At today's ceremony where I played in the band, they called all the Vietnam veterans to come up front. There were probably 75 of them. Each will get a pin and a copy of a Presidential proclamation honoring them.

    And yes, we closed with "The Stars & Stripes Forever".
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  • Mad Dog_2
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    You're giving me Chills, Frank!  Mad Dog 🐕 
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Thank you, Americans. 
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,003
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    You would have loved it, Dawg.
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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,635
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    Br. Jamie, osb
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,833
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    Never Served. But my father and 3 of my uncles did. God Bless those that did and the families that supported them.
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  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 930
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    I served but my father-in-law served much more. He was in the "Battle Of The Bulge" and it almost took away his sanity. He rarely would talk about it because he said that it brought back his "night terrors". He came home in a body cast due to his injury and was deemed disabled. He hated that designation, "disabled" and fought to have it removed from his service record. He was quite "the man' and I thanked him for his service and all he did for me when I came home from my active duty. I could never repay him for all he did for me and his daughter. I married his daughter in 1968 and we are still together. Thank you Danny M., World War 2 veteran.
  • CLamb
    CLamb Member Posts: 298
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    Steamhead said:

    This Memorial Day is especially significant, since this year is the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

    No, it's the 50th anniversary of the U.S. pulling out of Vietnam. The South Vietnamese bravely continued fighting for their freedom from the Communists for two more years.

  • Steamhead
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    @CLamb , I was going by what the MC said at the ceremony.
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  • SlamDunk
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    I served but my father-in-law served much more. He was in the "Battle Of The Bulge" and it almost took away his sanity. He rarely would talk about it because he said that it brought back his "night terrors". He came home in a body cast due to his injury and was deemed disabled. He hated that designation, "disabled" and fought to have it removed from his service record. He was quite "the man' and I thanked him for his service and all he did for me when I came home from my active duty. I could never repay him for all he did for me and his daughter. I married his daughter in 1968 and we are still together. Thank you Danny M., World War 2 veteran.

    My FIL fought from Omaha Beach to the Battle of the Bulge. A member of the 737th tank battalion-"Patton's Spearheaders". He lost a brother in the Battle of Leite.

    My father fought in every country that touched the Mediterranean as part of the Royal Airforce, although he didn't fly or work on aircraft, I never knew exactly what he did. Neither spoke of the war to us, except to say they hated it, but they both started sharing their war experiences near end of their lives.

    And when they did, I wished they didn't. My hair was standing up straight. No documentary ever did that.
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