Thank you, Veterans

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  1. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    You don't have to be one who checked their weapon out of the armory and engaged the enemy, you are someone who told your country "you first". For that, I am grateful and humbled. I remember coming back from the gulf in 91, everyone wanted to throw us a party as we got a 96 and headed down to Fort Lauderdale to get some r&r and have a good time...old men, Vietnam vets, everyone wanted to buy us a beer. The hotel comped our rooms and offered to throw us a party at the pool. We asked that they throw the party for the Vietnam vets and if we could pay for their rooms, most of them didn't sign up to fight for their country, we did.

    I always felt guilty when people thanked us, because so many gave so much more willingly, we knew it was part of the deal. Maybe it's me, but our Vietnam vets deserve that welcome home they never got.

    In any case, for whatever role you served in, thank you for standing up and giving back to this great country....many people take for granted the freedoms you taste so colorfully.

    Semper Fidelis.
     
  2. southernshooter

    southernshooter

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    You're welcome.

    I like the bumper sticker that says "If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a vet"
     
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  3. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    1% to protect the other 99%. I have deep respect for anyone that signed that dotted line.

    "A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of 'up to and including his life.'"
     
  4. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker

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    I was proud to serve, and now I pray for my daughter on active duty.
     
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    Grandfather is a WWII combat vet, father is a Vietnam combat vet and best friend was a vet (Arabic linguist). I'm very thankful for all that have signed that dotted line regardless if I know them or not. I should do more, sometimes I will pay for someone's meal if I see they are a vet but I really should do more.

    These people are the people that help keep this great country safe. The single most important thing in my life is my daughter and by keeping this country safe they help keep my daughter safe. For that alone, I'm grateful.
     
  6. TalkToTheGlock

    TalkToTheGlock Zombie Hunter

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    My father Korean War Veteran. Still kick at 82 and not missing a beat. I love him and respect him and others who have served!


    Thank you all. If I ever saw a Veteran in need I would help at all costs!
     
  7. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    DC. What a sobering experience.

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    Couple of weeks before I got my Wings.
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    +1 :wavey:
     
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    OEF May 2009-March 2010
     
  10. carbuncle

    carbuncle is not cool.

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    Thank you all for your service.
     
  11. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe CLM

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    You're welcome.

    My thanks to all who have served or are serving. :patriot:
     
  12. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Thank you vets, I appreciate it.
     
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    Thank you........
     
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    Thank you all- for everything you do.
     
  16. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    A friend of mine is a WWII (pacific) vet in declining health, finest man I've ever had the privilege of knowing.
    Our Country has always rested on the shoulders of our Veterans, I never forget it.
     
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    Arr6 .com

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    A Veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life. Regardless of personal political views, that is an honor, and there are way too many people in ...this country who no longer remember that fact....
    Semper Fi
     
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    ... damn straight -- you got that right.
     
  20. beforeobamabans

    beforeobamabans FYPM

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    My nephew who is a Sgt in the 173rd Airborne, just returned to base from his 2nd combat tour in Afghanistan. He signed up after 9/11 'cause he "just didn't want to let them get away with it". I have never been prouder of anyone in my life and I am extremely grateful that he returned in one piece and kept his entire platoon safe while he was there. I never served myself (just missed 'Nam) but I now have a deep appreciation for all vets out there. Thank you and God bless you.