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Old 05-22-2009, 02:13 PM
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For all my American counterparts out there I ask each and everyone of you to take a moment Monday and remember the reason why we all have our freedom to grill, swim, boat, or whatever else it is we are doing this Memorial Day. As of the year 2009 there have been an estimated 1 million Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom and prosperity we all enjoy. Please remind all your friends and neighbors to take a moment and breathe a silent (or not so silent ) word of thanks and gratitude to the hero's who have gone before us. And for those of you who post frequently on this site who are not from the the greatest country in the world it's okay if you give thanks too.

Just a thought from someone who has been there when the ultimate sacrifice was made.

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Old 05-22-2009, 02:56 PM
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Thank you for sharing this. To me, Memorial Day is much more then a day off of work and a day to BBQ. I take my boys to Veteran's Cemeteries to honor those who have given us the privilege of freedom. This year we are blessed to have the display "Where Valor Rests" and we will be attending that.

We have lost many close friends in this war, everyday is memorial day for us.

God Bless Our Fallen Heroes and the families left behind.
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:06 PM
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Yep... we in Ireland dont directly celebrate this day, but we fight and die in the Armies of the Freeworld like everyone else... we shall take the time for those who died in Freedoms cause, their memory lives on in our remembrance...
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:20 PM
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I ship Monday. I think that that's quite fitting.

God Bless America's fighting Forces. (And the free world's at that.)
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:03 AM
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Much respect to our American brothers and sisters on this day.



A nation mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.


This Brit salutes from across the pond.
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:24 AM
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Thanks to all of you non-Americans for you thoughts & support. We certainly can't do it alone.

Sniper - good luck to you. I'd much rather have seen you in a pair of Army ACUs instead of MarPat but serving is serving. It's too bad that you have to unlearn how to tie your shoes & remembering to zip up your fly to qualify for the Corps. I assume that you met the one big criteria - your parents never married & possibly your mother has no idea who your father is. You'd need a whole bunch of waivers just to walk into a Corps recruiting office otherwise.


Happy Memorial Day!
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:18 AM
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For all my American counterparts out there I ask each and everyone of you to take a moment Monday and remember the reason why we all have our freedom to grill, swim, boat, or whatever else it is we are doing this Memorial Day. As of the year 2009 there have been an estimated 1 million Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom and prosperity we all enjoy. Please remind all your friends and neighbors to take a moment and breathe a silent (or not so silent ) word of thanks and gratitude to the hero's who have gone before us. And for those of you who post frequently on this site who are not from the the greatest country in the world it's okay if you give thanks too.

Just a thought from someone who has been there when the ultimate sacrifice was made.
Thanks for starting this thread. Thanks to all who serve, have served, and most especially the families of our soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. God Bless!!
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