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VETS!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sgt Nambu, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    To the twenty million veterans in the USA, thanks guys and gals! SRG
     
  2. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to thank all veterans, including my father who served in Vietnam. Thank all of you for your service and the risks you have took and efforts you made defending our freedoms.
     
  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A big thank you to all who have served!

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  4. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Shook a few hands and said thanks today. For all those online, thank you!
     
  5. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    Was at the Vietnam Memorial today with the family. There were 3 families there including mine. My wife baked all day yesterday and we handed out cookies, brownies, etc.. along with handmade cards from our kids to them. We shook everyone's hand. We even spotted a vet who was present but stayed back at a distance on the phone the whole time. He was by himself and anytime someone started to get close he walked away. We headed around the other side of the memorial, he was still on the phone. My wife quietly walked up to him, and handed him cookies and a card, didn't say anything because she didn't want to disturb his call.

    Usually, there are more people there, but the Zoo parking was full and we needed to shuttle from a distance. It was also very cold / windy but it didn't matter. My wife overheard one vet saying how he was so grateful for the few families that came, that they didn't forget.

    Everyone needs to go there.
     
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  6. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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  7. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  8. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thank you all who served in peacetime or in combat, you are greatly appreciated!!!
     
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  9. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    From a civilians point of view. My point of view.

    My freedoms and liberties are protected from the men and women who choose to serve this great country. Under one flag. Bless this great country and bless every man and woman who made a choice to protect it. I, in turn, will make the personal choice to defend the constitution to the best of my abilities as a civilian and citizen of the United States of America.

    COME AND TAKE IT. I DARE YOU.
     
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  10. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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  11. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    God Bless all Vets. Without them we would not be free
    and to thank them properly, we must stay free.
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  12. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I thank you all immensely. Without your service mine would be meaningless.
     
  13. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I honor Veterans and I was glad I could actually communicate with my son today. He’s not in Afghanistan this year.

    Thank you all!

    A little bugged over seeing that guffawing jester Joe Bidet lay the ceremonial wreath at Arlington, I asked a close friend later if she thought an actual Veteran (maybe Sec Def) should have that honor instead of a civilian career politician.

    She’s a busy single mom with a career and apparently didn’t have a chance to watch. Her comment was that the President of the United States, military background or not, should be the one to pay respect - on this day more than any other.

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  14. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Why are Obama and Michelle wearing matching purple outfits????


    (did she do something with her hair?)
     
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  15. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    BTW Home Depot gave me a Vet. Discount yesterday, so next year I'm going back and buying a riding lawnmower!
     
  16. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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  17. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Lowe's and Home Depot always have, all year. Not bad when you're getting a mower or fridge or a cartful o' honey-do's.

    O'Reilly's recently put a sign on their front door saying they do too. I appreciate businesses that go out of their way to welcome Veterans. So I go out of my way to spend money there.
     
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  18. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    NAPA also give veteran's discounts too.
     
  19. thebaddog

    thebaddog clackamas county New Member

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    Home Depot recently changed their veterans policy.:( A Veteran must be retired or have a service connected disability. No more run of the mill veterans discounts. I wrote and complained, to no avail.
     
  20. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Fitting both crieria, I didn't notice he change at HD. Honestly, I like Lowe's better anyway, for a number of reasons. Thanks for the heads up.