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Veteran's day

mp1969 Member Posts: 226
They do so much for so little, this year after the election I am sure they are a wee bit disenchanted and confused. They need to know that we care and care in a way to get them home safely without feeling they will leave a job partially done.



  • mp1969
    mp1969 Member Posts: 226
    Veteran's Day

    God bless those who have ,who do and who will serve this great nation of ours. No amount of thanks can cover the sacrifices you and your loved ones have made.

    While I never served I have sons who have and do, friends who fought in Viet Nam (Some were killed, some came back discreetly and went on with their lives and far too many came back too a thankless nation)

    This left many emotionally scarred which takes a very long time to heal (if ever!)

    We can disagree with those who send our men and women to war but never condemn those who obey their orders and carry so much weight for all of us!

    To the Veterans, those who serve(d) and those who have a loved one serving a heartfelt thank you!!!

    To the rest of us please take time to reflect on who really has preserved the freedoms and countless benefits of this great nation!

    With utmost respect "May all have a meaningful Veteran's Day"

    Make Peace Our Passion to bring our troops home when their mission is complete!

    Rich Kontny
  • George_10
    George_10 Member Posts: 580
    I heartily agree

    We as a country owe our vets for all of our freedoms. I for one will always be thankful for their courage and their sense of duty. I just wish more of the folks in Washington had served for some time in the service. Maybe vets would not have to fight so hard for the benefits they are promised and then have them reduced as a cost savings.

    We owe so much to those who are serving and have served.
  • Rollie Peck
    Rollie Peck Member Posts: 47
    Veterans day

    Amen, Rich, thanks for your message!

    Rollie Peck
  • Charles G.
    Charles G. Member Posts: 113
    Semper Fi

    11.10.06 Anniversary of formation of Marines. Thanks to ALL who gave all.
  • Ken_40
    Ken_40 Member Posts: 1,320

    We owe everything to the vets. From General George Washington up to today's newest enlistee.
  • Tony_23
    Tony_23 Member Posts: 1,033
    Absolutely Right

    Regardless of ones political leanings, our military strength is the only thing between us and those who would destroy us.

    "My son is a Marine, what does your son do ?"
  • John Starcher_4
    John Starcher_4 Member Posts: 794
    I agree 2000%

    No words can express my thanks to all who have served, are serving, and will serve out great country!!!!!

  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    For their

    MANY sacrifices, I thank them.

    May God bless them.

    Mark H

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  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,620

    May the lord be close to each and every one of them. God Bless.

    Your friend in the industry,
    Alan R. Mercurio

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    Alan R. Mercurio

  • Hug a vet....

    and THANK them for your freedom.

    Freedom is like water. It's one of those things we take for granted on a daily basis. Until it no longer flows freely. Then we scream like a mashed cat.

    None of us has had to endure a lack of freedom.

    Hug a vet. It's the LEAST we can do.

  • Darrell
    Darrell Member Posts: 303

    I am deeply grateful for the men and women who serve willingly, so that my sons and daughter won't have to. If they should choose to do so...I'd be very proud. Here in Alaska we have a very high percentage of Vets, and I enjoy visiting with them and thanking them presonally. I also take care of some homes of Lufthansa retirees who flew for Germany in WWII. Their insight, and passion FOR the American military is remarkable.
  • Pat Clark_2
    Pat Clark_2 Member Posts: 102

    To all those currently serving our great country, and all those veterans from before.

    A special thanks to my Dad, who flew B-29's in the South Pacific.

    Pat Clark
  • S Ebels
    S Ebels Member Posts: 2,322
    My hat's off to all

    My hat's off to all the men and women who choose to serve our country through military service. I wish them all safety and God's care over them especially those who are away from family and home while serving overseas.

    Dad was in the Fifth Army during the Korean War. He was about a month from being shipped out when an injury put his field time on indefinte hold. He had two good buddies from his unit that didn't come back.
  • mp1969
    mp1969 Member Posts: 226
    My Son

    My son Justin spent 4 years in the "Marines" (his MOS was a combat martial arts instructor)He did Force re-con operating out of Kuwait prior to the current invasion. He always wanted to be a drill instructor, however he is also a great family kid.(The nearest drill instructor school for the Marines is in St Louis)

    Justin opted for the Army Reserve drill instructor school here in Milwaukee. He graduated this past July top of his class both academically and physically. He most likely will be called up to take a rotation of recruits at Fort Benning.
    He could also get assigned to train Iraqi troops in Baghdad. My son Eric went the route of the National Guard. My wife's entire family is military.

    Jean Marie's dad spent 4 years in the Marines as the Korean War came to an end and 35 plus years in the Wisconsin National Guard (retiring as First Sargent )

    I am humbled by their sense of duty!

    Rich K.
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,676

    If we were to transport today's US citizens back about 225 years, or even 65 years, I'm wondering what our country would be called. Go troops and thank you vets. Gary Wilson

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  • Leo
    Leo Member Posts: 770
    Growing Up

    Growing up in a small town most of the kids father's had been in one branch of the military or another. Most had also been in either WWII, Korea or both as my Dad had been. I became a Marine after High School. It is becasue of the work of Veterans that the people of this country can either salute the flag or spit on it. Other countries have had to build walls to keep the people in, this country allows you to come and go.

  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,701
    At 10:00 am, I put down the tools...........................

    drove back to the house, got the family and made sure we paid our tribute at a PATHETIC turnout to our Local Floral Park Village Square. No more than 20 people were there....in a town of 20,000.....too many soccer games and sales I guess. Atleast my kids will appreciate the sacrifice. Thank you to ALL vets and their families who have ever helped in War and Peacetime. This is one family that won't forget. Mad Dog

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  • Joe V
    Joe V Member Posts: 24
    It's typical isn't it?

    A popular North Carolina columnist, Dennis Rodgers, pointed out in today's paper that we shouldn't treat Veteran's Day like we treat everything else. Here's part of it:

    Almost 70 percent of North Carolina voters kissed off Tuesday's election.

    It was an election that will determine how much you pay in taxes, the quality of education your children receive and how well your society cares for the sick, old and poor.

    It was also an election that will have an impact on how many American soldiers die in the coming months and years.

    Yes, it was that important....

    ...Ain't freedom grand? It's always there whether you exercise it or not.

    Your right to activism or apathy was bought and paid for by Americans who did care enough to show up. Reluctantly or eagerly, cheering or praying, they left home and family to serve in the military. Whether they were in battlefield combat or walked a dangerous guard post in some dreadful place, they honored their sacred oath to shield you from harm.

  • Veteran's Day

    Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said it best, his quote went something like this, "I'm inspired by your courage, and humbled by your sacrifice." We owe everything to our Veteran's. I think of them every day, and we can all thank them for our freedom. May God bless the Military, and the United States of America.
    Thank you to all Vet's, Bob Gagnon

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  • Jerry Kauffman
    Jerry Kauffman Member Posts: 2

    I am a Viet Nam Vet and now I am glad that we are excepted. It took a long time.
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