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Old 11-10-2005, 05:59 PM   #1
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Happy Veteran's Day!

Thanks to all who served and continue to serve their country putting themselves in harms way for causes greater than their own.

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Many thanks to all, I salute them with the utmost respect -the dead and the living

I think of my Priest who is leaving for Iraq on Dec 1st. I am so afraid for him but I admire him so much..
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Thanks to all of our veterans, you're some of the best.
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thanks for all you have done and continue to do.

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Dreadsox playing the peacemaker again.
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I have nothing but respect for our vets. They don't choose the wars. These people are braver than I could ever be, and I really wish people particularly at my age would keep their sacrifices in mind.

Our high school does a really neat thing, basically an assembly and vets on the staff and from the community speak. I've actually heard kids complaining because we're not allowed to wear jeans tomorrow, and it pisses me off to no end.
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We are having a town parade in honor of these brave men and women.
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It's Remembrance Day here tomorrow.
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Many thanks to all, I salute them with the utmost respect -the dead and the living

I think of my Priest who is leaving for Iraq on Dec 1st. I am so afraid for him but I admire him so much..
The local priest from the parish here in town has just returned within the last six months.
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These people are braver than I could ever be, and I really wish people particularly at my age would keep their sacrifices in mind.

Our high school does a really neat thing, basically an assembly and vets on the staff and from the community speak. I've actually heard kids complaining because we're not allowed to wear jeans tomorrow, and it pisses me off to no end.
You're only in high school? Wow, you come across as much older.

That's a compliment BTW.
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Old 11-11-2005, 06:33 AM   #14
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What Is A Veteran?
by Marine Corp chaplain,
Father Denis Edward O'Brian


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 ally 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. What is a

vet?



A vet is 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.



A vet is 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.



A vet is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing

every night for two solid years in Da Nang.



A vet is the POW who went away one person and came back another - or didn't

come back at all.



A vet is the drill instructor who has never seen combat - but has saved

countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account punks and gang members into

marines, airmen, sailors, soldiers and coast guardsmen, and teaching them to

watch each other's backs.



A vet is the parade-riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals

with a prosthetic hand.



A vet is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass

him by.



A vet is 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.



A vet is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and

aggravatingly slow - who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes

all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares

come.



A vet is an ordinary and yet extraordinary human being, a person who offered

some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who

sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.



A vet is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is

nothing more that 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.



Again, two little words that mean a lot to any Veteran -- "THANK YOU."
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Thanks to those have given of themselves for our protection!
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