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    Happy Veteran's Day
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    Thanks to all you who sacrificed for us. Any ABW veteran's?

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    Double Ditto on that EasyClickTravel... Thanks so very much Veterans for our blood bought freedom.

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    Yes, many thanks to those who have paid the price for our freedom!
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    I was coming here this morning to start a Veteran's Day thread. I'm glad to see someone beat me to it.

    A humble thank you to all veterans who have sacrified their time, their bodies, and their lives so that freedom, liberty, and security can prosper.

    I know a WWII vet and a Vietnam vet and sent them both e-cards this morning. If any of you know any veterans personally, please send them a card or a note to let them know how much you appreciate their sacrifice and service.

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    My heartfelt thanks to all who are protecting us now and to those who have dedicated their lives to serving this country.

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    We owe our freedom to our veterans. It's easy to forget how good we have it here and those who sacrificed so much for us. Put a veteran charity on your list of those you donate to. Thank you Veterans!
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    I think pretty soon we'll have to officially add all the law enforcement people to the list of veterans. The way wars are fought now has forever changed.

    I wonder how many times we've been protected from those morons and we never hear about it....

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    Today is the day we all should start promoting valentines day.

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    Happy Veteran's Day indeed. I called my father this morning, who fought in Korea as an engineer.

    He actually was in the platoon that was pestered by "Bedcheck Charlie", a mad Korean pilot who used to drop home made bombs from a light plane just after lights out. They made a MASH episode about Bedcheck Charlie.

    So thanks, Dad, and everyone else who fought for us.

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    A heartfelt debt of gratitude to all of those who have served their country. A special heartfelt thank-you to my father and uncle who proudly served and taught me a lot about honor and respect for the freedoms we have. They may be gone now, but their memory and the lessons they taught me will live forever in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth
    Happy Veteran's Day indeed. I called my father this morning, who fought in Korea as an engineer.

    He actually was in the platoon that was pestered by "Bedcheck Charlie", a mad Korean pilot who used to drop home made bombs from a light plane just after lights out. They made a MASH episode about Bedcheck Charlie.

    So thanks, Dad, and everyone else who fought for us.
    I was there, anyway of finding out where yourDad was,I was in the signal corps,got zapped after 4 months, sent to germany for rehab, and reassentment into the First Infantry Division, in the first siganl company, they made a movie of the Bloody red one.
    We all felt we were the first to fight communism, Uncle Joe thought if he could create a diversion in Korea, he would then walk across Europe, but we were trained better, had a better airforce, and the resolve,that Patton spoke of in WW2, he woke the slepping tiger again.
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    [B]Thanks to all, sometimes we vet's kind of feel forgotten,most memorial days seems to be more picnics,shopping and a day off.I was an officer in the Legion for years,commander for 5, and saw the parades we had every year dwindle down to a precious few, only vet's helped vet's.My son is a policeman and fireman in a small boro
    at the GW bridge, and many went to NYC on 9/11, that really shook me up, the radios were bad,communication and those worhtless vests, your right anyone with a uniform on is a hero, even our postman,who has blocks he won;t deliver too, until the guard dogs are gone.To all my unknown brothers, even the new ones, well done, now come home, to hell with Bush and Iraq, it;s like nam all over again.
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    I'll see if I can find out. My father very rarely speaks of Korea, although it did influence him in his decision to adopt my brother, who was born in Seoul, S Korea.

    In fact, he spoke of Korea so rarely that I often forgot to wish him a Happy Veteran's Day.

    It's amazing how little Americans know about that war. So very forgotten, seeing as how it was sandwiched between The Big One and Viet Nam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meadowmufn

    I know a WWII vet and a Vietnam vet and sent them both e-cards this morning. If any of you know any veterans personally, please send them a card or a note to let them know how much you appreciate their sacrifice and service.

    -M
    Thanks for this great idea - I'm off to send ecards now!

    As we celebrate our freedom we all need to remember to thank those who have made huge sacrifices for us.



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    Here in Canada, we call it Remembrance Day and the national symbol of this day is the red poppy which comes from the famous poem In Flanders Field.

    My parents come from Holland and went through World War II, survived mainly because Canada liberated Holland. One of the main reasons why they immigrated to Canada in the 50's. I'll always be grateful for that and wear my poppy proudly!
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    I'm a Vietnam vet. I was in the Army from March 1966 to May 1970.

    I was drafted and was only suppose to serve two years but they did a stop-loss on me - declared me an operational neccessity and made me stay in for four years and two months before they let me out.

    That's what they are doing to the troops that are suppose to get out in Iraq I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth
    It's amazing how little Americans know about that war. So very forgotten, seeing as how it was sandwiched between The Big One and Viet Nam.
    and it's also a puzzle to me why those who served exactly between Korea and Viet Nam are treated yet as second-class veterans by the VFW (and a great many civil service boards.) guess it has something to do with their charter (written just after WWII) that preserves their drinking rights at their clubs.

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    Some members of the Tennessee National Guard 278th Regimental Combat Team arrived back in town today from their deployent in Iraq.

    A happy Veteran's Day indeed
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    Happpy Veteran's Day. I talked to a veteran two years ago at a V.A. dom and he said something to me that moved me. He told me that congress could errect thousands of statues and memorials to show the Vets America's appreciation, but what he will cherish the most when he is on his death bed is the sincere handshakes he received during the everyday times.

    I took "the everyday times" to mean the times of the year when the majority of the country is too busy to think about veterans (I do this too) except on those special dedicated Holidays. So after hearing him say that, I decided to go back to the V.A. dom in December and shake his hand and Thank him, but he died a week after I visited him of heart complications. I decided to make an effort to thank Veterans I meet during the "everyday times" because I hope they too feel the same way he did.

    Happy Veteran's Day

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    I had a wonderful day with my family under the protection of the greatest country in the world which allows us to mock ridicule and change the leadership of it everyday, yet we are and were safe.

    That was why the early settlers left England ... freedom of XXX, YYY and ZZZ ... but that freedom we experience today in America was fought over blood spilled by our brothers, sisters friends and famillies throughout the decades, lest we forget ... many have died for our freedoms today.

    I, as a new American, am very thankful.

    God Bless America and her fallen and future defenders, so that we may all rise, for her [America's] glory for our children and our children's children's defense, forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    I had a wonderful day with my family under the protection of the greatest country in the world which allows us to mock ridicule and change the leadership of it everyday, yet we are and were safe.

    That was why the early settlers left England ... freedom of XXX, YYY and ZZZ ... but that freedom we experience today in America was fought over blood spilled by our brothers, sisters friends and famillies throughout the decades, lest we forget ... many have died for our freedoms today.

    I, as a new American, am very thankful.

    God Bless America and her fallen and future defenders, so that we may all rise, for her [America's] glory for our children and our children's children's defense, forever.
    When the pilgrams (puritans) came it was for their religion,not any other, a year after the native Americans help them grow crops, and hunt for turkeys, they were shooting at the native Americans.years after that, in Salem, ( Which really was named shalom,the elers were burningf women as withches,when in fact they only wanted their belongings.
    Just a history update,since I am related to the 5 th president, history was one of my best subjects, in and out of school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    and it's also a puzzle to me why those who served exactly between Korea and Viet Nam are treated yet as second-class veterans by the VFW (and a great many civil service boards.) guess it has something to do with their charter (written just after WWII) that preserves their drinking rights at their clubs.

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    After WW1,when captain Mccarther ( later general) trampled threw the camps the vet's had set up, across from the white House,Woodrow Wilson had him sent far away to the Phillipines, (that was the war to end all wars) then he had teddy roosevelt, Blackjack Persing and others meet in Paris, they started the American legion, and wrote the G.I bill of rights,the VFW not only opposed it, but banned woen from joining because they said they were never in the trenches, if they had been in the pacific when so many Wacs and nurse were captured by the Japs,and treated and abused horribly,only their auxilary did all of the work in VFW post in NJ, Pa, and elsewhere.The first Legion parade was in 1919 in Minnesota,and communisits fearing them, fired at them from roof tops.I am a 5 time past commander of my post, and officer for 17, and lifetime memeber, That's why the others don't care about what we called 'the Boy Scouts. i went as a guest to one of their installions, they were all smoking cigars,and saluting each other, there is no rank in the legion.
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    I'll see if I can find out. My father very rarely speaks of Korea, although it did influence him in his decision to adopt my brother, who was born in Seoul, S Korea.

    In fact, he spoke of Korea so rarely that I often forgot to wish him a Happy Veteran's Day.

    It's amazing how little Americans know about that war. So very forgotten, seeing as how it was sandwiched between The Big One and Viet Nam.
    It has always been our policies not to talk about combat,we could tell funny stories, and there were many,mainly because at times, we were called 'war mongers" We also hold the Canadiens dear to our hearts, without them,bsides a lot of other things, canada agreed to allow the Us to send planes,ships, etc. to canada, and from their to england,it was called "lend Lease", only we never were paid back.This was Hitler's excuse for declaring war on us, the day after Pearl harbor, thinking we couldn't fight on 2 fronts,we were better training, had better equipment, and each man, down to a buck private knew what they were to do,on any given day, the Germans and japs didn;t believe in doing that.The big Panzers the Germans used were to heavy,slow, and used up too much fuel, movies called the longest day, the big red one, (we called it the bloody red one, after Normandy, and Patton told the stories for us.
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    [B]One final note,the first time I went to the Lyons VA hospital which has all battle fatigue,and shell shocked vet'sI went mainly because one of my uncles who had to go to the mariana islands,after the war was over,since the Japs refused to surrender,he wa shell shocked,in and out many times.The ladies usuaal had casino night where the vets would all earn canteen books,or a band to dance with them this night I will never forget,first the snow was falling in a blizzard,but they went,secong I saw the men laying on the floors,in the latrines,sleeping,and the staff beating them up,I couldn't believe my eyes, and these were called the safe trustees, we never got to see the worse cases,we always brought sandwiches and a beverage,you would think they never ate before,the menu on the wall looked like a gourmet restaurant,some told me they never get that food, it's stolen by the staff.
    This trip starting a vigorous fund raising campaign, we raised over $5,000 for Vet's rehab, and contaneted the state service office,the drugs were held,off, an investigation replaced the staff.That's Vet's helping vets, we gor a award, but that wasn't our goals.
    The other hospital, was changed by Reagan into a general service hospital, which made it had to get a sick member in, he had terrible stomach pain,Little Nicky was born in italy,served in the pacific in a medical group, didn;t speak english too well, and the best jog he coul get was custodian in a bank for only $8o a wek, before deductions,when his wife passed away, he bagan coming to the post, always dressed in a suit and tie,(he had a daughter to provide for.We took him to a local doctor and paid him to write an admission letter to the Va, then we drove Nick to the hospital, left him there, I was able to stop in and see him, since it was near the way to work, the big ward smelled so bad, I got sick, Nick couldn't eat the food,had little care, and one friday I stopped by,the doctor told me Nick had died, he had cancer,we added his name to our monument.While he was active, any chore,no matter what,Nicky was there to help.He had one funny thing, his daughter;s high school football team made the state finals, played at the meadow lands, Nicky never knew Americn football, only soccer, the stands were packed, everytime he had to go to the bathroom, he got lost, and during those periods,each team would score around 21 points each,so he never really knew who or why what team won, we told him his team, but it was an all offenese kind of game, somrthing like 56 to 49 He was missed.
    The Korean War vet's raised the money for our memorial, in Nj we raised over $5,000,000 and waited for congress to approve a piece of land in DC, it took a long time, but it;s beautiful. there are 19 Gi's wearing ponchos.each with a different pose,some carrying little kids, all painted white,so in the reflecting pool, the images apper as 38, the parallel, we werer't to cross, we di, McCarther was told by china the if we did, we were a threat to their security,he never told Truman, they sent a million more against us,so he got fired,repalced by General Ridgeway, one of the best of WW2, we went to the Yalu anyway, and now, after all of these years, we have a midget threatening us again, they never learn,but the people starve,so he can have a 1.5 miillion soldiers, not enough, we have about 38,000 more than enogh for round 2, their last chance.
    One of the men I met when we moved here, was a Viet vet, in a wheelchair, and long beard, he smoked a lot, and soke little, at least we had something in commom, we talked, but on eday,he was gone,the pain he had was too great, another lost hero.
    God Bless all of my brothers and sisters that gave, we all were extended way past our tours.
    Again, thanks to all for caring.Now, we have to get rid of the blabber mouth, lying shrub in DC
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