Veteran's Day Nov. 11, 2012

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by moreluck, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. moreluck

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  2. moreluck

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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would like to thank all those who have served, who are currently serving or who may have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.


    (Do we really need a thread full of videos to express what I just did in one sentence?)
     
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Do we really need you deciding whats in a thread?
     
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    We need to post all the kudos to our toops. No one can say enough about the freedom they provide us.

    All the stories and songs and poems are uplifting and we never know who is helped or bolstered by the sight & sound of them. Maybe your post might reach someone who needs the validaion. Keep 'em coming!
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    So in your eyes patriotism is measured by the number of videos that you post?
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Now you are looking the fool and soiling a tribute to our troops......time & place !!!
     
  9. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Yes.

    We need this type of thread.
    We need a fresh canvas to record our thoughts and memories.
    Some of us need to post the words; we never spoke, to those we have lost.

    We had another Honor Flight.
    It was before the election.

    In the faces of old men, danced the eyes of long ago.
    These men, these American Soldiers, came together for one last sortie.
    They laughed.
    They cried.

    The children.
    Their children.
    They never understood that Dad was a soldier because he was always just Dad.
    The grandchildren.
    Their grandchildren never knew Grandfather was a soldier until the people in uniform came to his funeral and handed them a spent shell.
    The great grandchildren.
    Their great grandchildren will never know Great Grandfather but someday will understand the American Soldier, which died for them in battle and those who made it home.

    As I write, I remember.
    I never thanked my father for his service.
    It was just something he did before I was born.

    I never thanked my Godfather for his service.
    The walls filled with history, I never bothered to learn.

    I was too young to thank my Grandfather for his service.
    I learned he lied about his name and age just to enlist.

    I thanked my Sister.
    I saluted her when the Dean handed me my diploma.
    She attended wearing full dress.

    Now, I am not shy.
    I have learned simple words can change a day.
    Veteran's Day is every day.
    I am quick with a handshake, a hug and those words...
    Sir, thank you for serving Our Great Country and God Bless America.

    I am blessed.
    I appreciate the opportunity to write my heart.


    The answer is yes.
    We, a grateful nation, thank you and your family for the sacrifices made.
     
  10. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

  11. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Wow!!

    Powerful stuff.

    I am a daddy's girl and the Air Force theme makes me happy.
    I like them, those, sexy fly boys....Air Force rocks!!!
     
  12. moreluck

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  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Happy 237th birthday, Marines !!!!
     
  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Raawr!
     
  16. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    One of the first Veterans.
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  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  18. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Way cool. There are a bunch of restaurants participating. That's great!
     
  19. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

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  20. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    They are the troops that nobody wants to see, carrying a message that no military family ever wants to hear.

    It begins with a knock at the door.

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