Happy Veteran's Day

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by sandy, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. sandy Banned Banned

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    To all the fine people who serve/served our country: THANK YOU! :bravo:

    I admire you. I respect you. I appreciate you. :bravo:

    Thank you so very, very much for your selfless service to our country. You are heroes. :bravo:

    Thank a vet today.
     
  2. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Why thank you.
     
  3. sandy Banned Banned

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    You are a vet?
     
  4. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, Vietnam era.
     
  5. sandy Banned Banned

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    Well then, thank YOU so very much for serving our country. You are a hero. :bravo:
     
  6. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Just doing my duty as are all of the other fine comrades out there.
     
  7. listeria_m Registered Senior Member

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    Thank you cosmictraveller and all the fine comrades out there!Thank you!
     
  8. peta9 Registered Senior Member

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    Why aren't you enlisting? You could volunteer for the front lines.
     
  9. Till Eulenspiegel Registered Member

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    Thank you for the good wishes.

    My wife and I recently went to Branson, Missouri and at every show we attended and we went to a lot of them, they asked all the veterans to stand and be recognized. It was really quite moving and enlightening to know that at least in Middle America they still respect veterans.
     
  10. sandy Banned Banned

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    Thank you, Til, for serving. :bravo:
     
  11. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Eulogy for a Veteran

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.

    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.

    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the Gentle autumn rain.

    When you awaken in the mornings hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    of quiet birds in circled flight,
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.

    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there, I did not die.





    I WENT TO SEE THE SOLDIERS

    I went to see the soldiers, row on row on row,
    And wondered about each so still, their badges all on show.
    What brought them here, what life before
    Was like for each of them?
    What made them angry, laugh, or cry,
    These soldiers, boys and men.

    Some so young, some older still, a bond more close than brothers
    These men have earned and shared a love, that's not like any others
    They trained as one, they fought as one
    They shared their last together
    That bond endures, that love is true
    And will be, now and ever.

    I could not know, how could I guess, what choices each had made,
    Of how they came to soldiering, what part each one had played?
    But here they are and here they'll stay,
    Each one silent and in place,
    Their headstones line up row on row
    They guard this hallowed place.

    Kenny Martin
    © 2003




    IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
    Between the crosses row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
     
  12. draqon Banned Banned

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    its so sad...but in my city so many veterans are homeless people
     
  13. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    We have a cardboard sign in the car that says "Thank You Vet!!" that the kids made. Every time we see a car with a vet plate, they hold up the sign as we pass and honk/wave. We have yet to see a Medal of Honor plate, but we have seen several purple heart ones.
     
  14. sandy Banned Banned

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    That's pretty awesome, O. You have great kids. :bravo:
     
  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, well the 16 yr old is a bit more bored with it than the 9 yr old after all these years. Its like a hunting expedition for her. She sees one, shrieks and starts hitting him in the head with the sign so he'll hold it up.
     
  16. sandy Banned Banned

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    LOL! :D
    Do you have any pics? FOX would LOVE that! :)
     
  17. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    The drive by 'thank you' or him getting hit with the sign? lol
     
  18. sandy Banned Banned

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    Probably the kids in the car holding up the sign. If you have any, email them to Hannity or O'Reilly. They LOVE this kind of stuff. Especially Hannity. :)
     
  19. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    In Chicago, most of the homeless vets are from the vietnam war. Just recenly, I saw a man with no legs, begging for money. It is really sad.
     
  20. sandy Banned Banned

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    I've counseled/advised vets. Some of them are now working computer jobs and have very happy, productive lives. :)
     

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