THANK YOU TO ALL THE VETS FOR YOUR SERVICE PAST & PRESENT

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  1. fredball

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    I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THE VETERANS FOR YOUR SERVICE PAST & PRESENT THIS COMING MEMORIAL DAY .


    Putting Up the Flag
     
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    I'll be at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, full dress uniform to render honors on Monday.
     
  3. AndyinEverson

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    Thanks for posting that fredball.

    Please take a moment this coming weekend to remember those who served their country and did not return.
    If you can , I would also ask that you think of those we fought against and have died as well.
    I may not be able to respect their cause ... but in many cases they were soldiers and died doing their duty.

    In any case to those who have died , may they receive the peace that eluded them in life .
    Andy
     
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    This posting goes out to :
    SFC. Louis Buckley JR. and his family.
    21 May 1966 SVN.

    He is the man and soldier on my POW / MIA bracelet.
    SFC. Buckley , you are not forgotten.
    Andy
     
  5. Ura-Ki

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    Thank you for that fredball, it really means a lot to many of us. Even more is to remember the Forgotten Hero's from wars and conflicts past that never got the thanks or the respect of this country that these men truly deserve! To all the Vietnam and Korean vets, My heart felt thanks and prayers, Job well done!
    I'm gonna fire a 21 gun Cannonade in your honor this weekend, and fly my flags at half staff to remember those that didn't get to come home!
    TSGT Josef K. Schmidt
    MSGT Phillip G. Robinson
    MSGT Sergio M. Rojas
    Rest easy My brothers, and God Bless!
     
  6. clearconscience

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    To this nation's best, and bravest, RIP.
    God bless you.

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    Indeed. Thank you. Right or wrong, you were there so that we can be here.
     
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    It seems impossible to adequately express gratitude for those that have served, and died, defending our nation and freedom around the world. So many left, never to come home, and did so out of duty and service to a country they loved. I am the son of a Vietnam Naval veteran, the grandson of a WWII Naval veteran and the great-grandson of a WWI Army veteran. I was fortunate as they all came home. I consider it a great honor to descended from them all.

    To those who serve, have served and those that paid the ultimate price, I raise my glass to you all.

    On Monday my daughter will help me post the flag outside our home in honor of you all.

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    In some households ... Everyday is Memorial Day.
    Thoughts and prayers to those families.
    Andy
     
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    And a special prayer to those with unseen scars and underlying open wounds.

    Too many have found that their only chance at peace was saying goodbye to this world by their own hands.

    To all the men and women that served and suffering PTSD. Please reach out. Get help. You had brothers to watch out for you in battle, many more are still here waiting to help you through your own battle.
    Speak out, be heard, start healing.

    God Bless you all, may you find peace in this life, and beyond. We all owe you a debt of gratitude.
     
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    This one always breaks my heart
     
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    These images have burned into my brain and always get me emotional

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    Thank you to all who served.

    And to those that are gone, you will never be forgotten.
     
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    OK now it's memorial day weekend now it Saturday evening and I'm drinking a beer and BBQ some meat but I would like to say THANKS TO ALL ARE VETS ON HERE AND ESPECIALLY TO THE ONES WHO ARE NOT HERE BUT AND LET THE ONES THAT ARE STILL HERE YOUR FRIENDS ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
     
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    Sorry no videos or links. ( not that computer savvy )
    Some of my favorite songs for Memorial Day:
    Sgt. MacKenzie
    Find the cost of Freedom
    by Crosby , Stills & Nash
    I was only 19 by Redgum
    The last 100 Yards by Brent Lindley
    Paratrooper Song - Green on
    Blood on the Risers
    Troopers lament

    The Ballad of the Green Berets
    Both by SSGT. Barry Sadler
    Andy
     
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    I've heard it said and seen it stated quite a bit today. However, you could make the argument that it's never said enough.

    So, thank you to all of you vets, past, passed and present. Your country and country men owe you an incredible debt.
     
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    My apologies for being minutes late on this post. I would like to say thank you to those that have served.

    RIP: LCPL Randy Lee Newman. U.S.M.C
    August; 20th: 2006
    Rawah, Iraq
     
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    As someone who served a hitch I'm thankful and grateful I didn't end up in a hot zone. I'm reminded how grateful I am every time my dad comes to visit. He served in Operation Dewy Canyon in 1969 and in a lot of ways he never came back. He has nightmares every night, the kind that make him cry out and wake up scared and drenched in sweat. Semper Fi dad. He's 68. That's a long time to live with a tortured soul.
     
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