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    Veterans Day

    I post the following every year on Veterans day with the hope that we never forget the price paid by some, and the sacrifices made by so many in service to our Country. (I know a day early, that's for the folks that checkout on weekends.)



    Mr. P

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    What is a Vet?

    Some Veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing
    limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye.

    Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone
    together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg, or perhaps another sort
    of inner steel... the soul's alloy forged in the refinery of
    adversity.

    Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept
    America safe wear no badge or emblem.

    You can't tell a vet just by looking.


    So, what is a vet?

    He's the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia
    sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel
    carriers didn't run out of fuel.

    He's the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks,
    whose Overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times
    in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the
    38th parallel.

    She (or he) is the nurse who fought against futility and went to
    sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.

    He's the POW who went away one person and came back another...
    or didn't come back at all.

    He's the Quantico drill instructor who has never seen combat,
    but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account
    rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to
    watch each other's backs.

    He's the parade-riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and
    medals with a prosthetic hand.

    He's the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals
    pass him by.

    He's the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns,
    whose Presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever
    preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies
    unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's
    sunless deep.

    He's the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket, palsied
    now and aggravatingly slow, who helped liberate a Nazi death camp
    and who wished all day long that his wife were still alive to
    hold him when the nightmares come.

    He's an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being, a person
    who offered some of this life's most vital years in the service
    of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would
    not have to sacrifice theirs.

    He's a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness,
    and he's nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on
    behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.

    So remember, each time you see someone who has served our
    Country, just lean over and say, "Thank you!" That's all most
    people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals
    they could have been awarded or were awarded.

    Two little words that mean so much, "Thank You!"

    It's the soldier, sailor, marine and airman, not the reporter,
    who has given us freedom of the press.

    It's the soldier, sailor, marine and airman, not the campus
    organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

    It is the soldier, sailor, marine and airman, who salute the
    flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by
    the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.

    - Anonymous
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    I hope this post has been cause to reflect on those who have given, and those who have given everything in order for us to enjoy our way of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    Please, remember those two words, "Thank You", not just for today, but always.

    Have a nice Veterans Day, guys....SALUTE!!

    Mr. P


    ******When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning******

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    Amen

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    VETERANS DAY


    To those who went before me, showing the way with courage and honor.

    To those who went with me.

    To those who follow behind me.

    To those who are missing never to be found.

    To those who gave all, while asking nothing in return.

    You will always be remembered, honored and will live in our hearts and minds forever. I salute you all.


    Happy Veterans Day



    thank you

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    A minute of silence at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month when all the guns were to fall silent. I wish they had.

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    To the bravest of all our vets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post
    VETERANS DAY


    To those who went before me, showing the way with courage and honor.

    To those who went with me.

    To those who follow behind me.

    To those who are missing never to be found.

    To those who gave all, while asking nothing in return.

    You will always be remembered, honored and will live in our hearts and minds forever. I salute you all.


    Happy Veterans Day



    thank you

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    Stand tall, Veterans!

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    I salute you...


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