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Unread 11-11-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default 11/11/11 - Veterans Day...

Thanks to all those veterans who have served our country - are serving today - and will serve tomorrow...

And today, may we remember all who have paid the ultimate price so that we, in the USA, enjoy our many freedoms.

God Bless all Veterans, and thank you...

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So many thoughts.. I just read this - and thought I'd share... You see, the other day, I was honored to meet a WWII Vet. He is 92 years young. Fought in the Pacific Theater - was shot and wounded and his words to me were "I was one of the lucky guys. Most of my friends are still there".

So - when I read this - I thought of him. For me - I just shook his hand - and said "Thank You, Sir". This is what I was feeling:

It is the VETERAN,
Not the preacher,
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN,
Not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN,
Not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN,
Not the campus organizer,
Who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN,
Not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN,
Not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the VETERAN
who Salutes the Flag.

It is the VETERAN
Who serves
Under the Flag.


We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.
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And - once again.... A remembered day, today...

Thank you to all veterans and those who serve today and have served yesterday...

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To all my friends who have served, thank you!


Geo, whats that photo of you on that tank -


1982
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To all my friends who have served, thank you!


Geo, whats that photo of you on that tank -


1982
Which one?
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George, this is a Colt 45, right ? Am I mistaken...or is the magazine missing ?
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George, this is a Colt 45, right ? Am I mistaken...or is the magazine missing ?
1943 Remington Rand 1911A1. The army didn't trust us with magazines or bayonets unless we were on guard duty.
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Not shown, but that is what I have on my right side, 1911A1 - Remington Rand - carried it daily, I did have 16 rounds, magazine in the weapon Now on training, no, we didn't carry rounds, just when On duty.

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