Memorial Day.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ups1990, May 28, 2010.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Today, will be the biggest "mail it in" day of the year. Probably starting around 2 pm, folks begin to leave work or just plain be unproductive for the remainder of the work day. Americans from California to New York will use this 3day holiday weekend to enjoy the outdoors with fishing, camping and grilling. My bet is, they will fail to acknowledge why we have a Memorial day. a day where we as Americans remember and honor our fallen heroes who so valiantly fought in wars and where many fought and paid the highest price with their lives . I'm thankful to "The greatest generation" who refused to mail it in.
     
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    To all who served be it in combat or not , I for one wish to say;
    THANKS

     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I just planted 10 flags around my yard and the wind is blowing and they look real nice.
     
  4. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    God bless you. :salute:
     
  5. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    thank you to all the veterans
     
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Thank you------ You will never find a Veteran who isn't proud to have served. It was a very exciting time of my life.
     
  7. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    In all seriousness...God Bless our Veterans, past and present......
     
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  8. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Anyways, I do wanna thank all American Soldiers for all their efforts.
    Esspecially, the past ones, that have helped out so much in Germany, freeing it, and helping out later.
    They just didn't help restore Germany, but also helped out the indivdual Germans with food.

    Truely somehting the older generation of Germans will never forget. Like my mother, or my 6 aunts/uncles that immigrated into the US.

    So, truely, God bless them all !
     
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  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Can we keep the political debate out of at least this thread?

    Thank You to all the veterans especially my father,brother,father in law and mother in law.

    “He needs no eulogy from me or from any other man. He has written his own history and written it in red on his enemy's breast. But when I think of his patience under adversity, of his courage under fire, and of his modesty in victory, I am filled with an emotion of admiration I cannot put into words.”

    Gen Douglas MacArthur
     
  10. tonyexpress

    tonyexpress Whac-A-Troll Patrol Staff Member

    Thanks to all of the brave heros!!!
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The word "hero" is used far too liberally these days but it is very appropriate when honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.
     
  12. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I have a major milestone birthday this weekend of my own. I celebrate it quietly with immediate family only. this weekend is sacred to me. thank you for your thanking me for my service. god bless the many fine americans that made the ultimate sacrifice.

    I have been and always will be a patriotic sucker. I love this country , I love the many fine americans who felt it their duty to serve us all, I get a shiver up my spine and I cry like a baby when I hear taps played on a lonesome bugle.I've heard and read the many posts by those here who despise those who are a sucker for partriotism. But I am a hopeless whore of duty , honor and country and I ask for no redemption. God bless america. God bless the many fine americans who made this the land of the free.
     
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS


    For you Tie. Thank you.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2010
  14. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I can't seem to find the words to say what I really feel about this, so I'll have to just say, Thank you to All who serve our country.
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Thank you !!
     
  16. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

  17. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    awesome and numbing at the same time!! thank you
     
  18. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    A personal story...

    Back in December of 2000, my son happened to be on leave from the middle east. At the time, he was an active Marine. While on leave, my dad passed away suddenly. My dad was a decorated WWII hero and had a military funeral with full honors. There was no greater pride a father could have than to watch his son in his Dress Blues and white gloves fully participate in all aspects of this very personal ceremony from carrying the casket to the 21 gun salute to the folding the flag and presenting it to me. This is how I remember Memorial Day and Veteran's Day every year. It is personal. My son took after my dad. He volunteered to guard the Cole when it was bombed. His base was the closest with fastest deployment to the Cole. Unfortunately for him, he was on active guard duty at the time and was turned down. Both these men are the highest type of Patriots. My father and my son are my ultimate Heroes.

    To our service men & women...
    There is no greater honor to our country than the ultimate sacrifice these men and women make to protect our way of life. Also, there is no greater sacrifice for each and every parent, son, daughter, brother & sister. They deserve our highest respect as well!
     
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  20. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member