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Thank you America and thank you vets.

Old 11-11-2007, 10:52 AM
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Thank you America and thank you vets.

Have just finished watching on the internet a live broadcast of the service from the Cornerstone Church with Pastor John Hagee in San Antonio, Texas. During the service he honored the vets. As a special guest he had General Leroy Sisco also honor the vets. Once again I was strongly reminded how much I as a non American owe to the nation of America and the veterans for the freedom I have today.
Growing up I never understood nor appreciated the reasons to fight for the freedom so many of us take for granted. It was only as I grew older that I started to realize that great sacrifices had been made for the freedom and the life I live today. The older I get, the more I understand how much the vets, their families, the great nation of America and those serving today have made and are making for me. Just a simple "THANK YOU" seems so inadequate, but thank you from my heart.
America and the free are presently in the greatest war your country has ever faced and are fighting a losing battle for the freedom that so many lives were sacrificed for in the past and even today. (will not get into that as that belongs in the political section) More than ever before in the past you need to honor and support those that are fighting for the freedom you so easily take for granted. More than at any time in the past you as a nation need to wake up and understand and face the enemy within you borders today. Please, please support those that are doing so much to ensure that the nation of America stays free and dump those useless politicians and others that are sabotaging that hard earned freedom.
THANK YOU AMERICA AND THANK YOU VETERANS AND THOSE FIGHTING TODAY. I am not ashamed to say this with tears in my eyes because this comes from my heart.
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Thank you Veterans In America and Canada.
May God Bless each of you

Here is a poem I wrote after Desert Storm in Honor of all who served there.

The Storm

From far away across the sea came a storm upon the desert.
Warriors atop winged beasts were the first of the storm to hit the desert with a fury never seen by the eyes of mankind.
Next from the sea came Creatures of Grey so huge that the winged beasts rest upon their backs, and others of ancient times that struck across the distance with sixteen inches of unleashed terror.
Then came men and women in Green, Blue and Cammies bringing the storm to a Fury a thousand times greater than had ever been seen before.
Next came Beasts of Steel on tracks of Iron pulled by 2000 Horses Rolling across the Hot Sand like Scorpions stinging each beast who dared oppose them, leaving in their tracks masses of burnt, Twisted Steel.
Upon the sand afoot were young Warriors; Men and Women most, still in their teens. So far from Home, but so sure and strong. To face an unseen enemy. An enemy unknown and unworthy they’re being so far from the arms across the Sea.
The Warriors and Beasts are all products of AMERICAN Pride. A Pride unmatched by any Nation on this Earth.
The storm was over almost as it started and America could Breath Freely and easily again. We Mourn our Dead We Honor our Heroes.
Moms, Dads, Wives, Husbands, Girlfriends and Boyfriends wait at airports across America for their Heroes to return. They wave the American Flag and hang Yellow Ribbons.
Young American walks down the Hallway, A lump in his throat a tear in his eye, trying to be strong as the family and friends come into view.
But The wall goes down and Emotions Suppressed Flow.
ANOTHER HERO IS HOME.

(Dedicated to those Heroes of all Wars who have Not Come Home. You are not forgotten.)

FREEDOM ISNT FREE. IT IS PAID FOR WITH THE BLOOD OF Jesus Christ
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:23 PM
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I want to Thank All of you Vets and All of you who are Serving. You all keep close to my heart for everything you have done and keep doing for All Of Us!
Thank you All!!!!! God Bless All of You!Cin
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:29 PM
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As a soldier I want to thank all of you! We wouldnt be able to do it without all of youre support! Veterans day is a very important day to thank and remember all our past and present vets! God bless america!! Land of the free!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:27 PM
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To all of my fellow Veterans, and the men, and women currently serving, THANKS for all hard work, determination, and dedication. Often times people don't undertsand what sacrifices the man, woman, and their families go through when someone is deployed. For the sacrifices I say thanks the the husbands, wives, sons, daughters, and loved ones left behind. This shouldn't just be about the Veterans. It should be a day of recognizing what anyone connected to a member of the military does for this great country.


THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO.

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Old 11-11-2007, 02:34 PM
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Your Welcome!

I'd like to thank my fellow brothers and sisters in arms as well! Past & Present!
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:48 PM
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As a former U.S. Navy man, I wouldn't trade the 4 plus years for anything.
For those that have made it a career, my hat is off to you.

Remember, we Vets have only 1 day to celebrate, in order to have everybody else celebrate the other days of the year.

Thanks to all!!!!
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:20 PM
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Buckshotmckee, I like your signature. Can I copy it. I was a Seabee, EO from 76 to 83. Keith
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I offer my thanks to all vets past and present. I retired from the US Coast Guard and although I'm a vet and have see my share of bad weather in the North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific, Indian Ocean and Cape Horn (3 times), I pale in comparision to my Dad, a WW II Coast Guard Combat Vet. Not only has he seen terrible weather in the North Atlantic, he had German U boats trying to kill him. He ran convoy duty aboard a tiny destroyer escort crossing from the U.S. to Europe. He survived 6 crossings, storms that sank larger Navy destroyers & merchant ships, strafings and bombings by German fighters & dive bombers. His ship, the USS Menges, stopped and rescued survivors of a Navy destroyer sunk by a torpedo, right in the middle of a U boat attack. In May 1944 his ship was torpedoed off of the coast of Africa while escorting a convoy, but didn't sink. 96 feet of the stern was blown away, 36 were killed and 42 injured. My dad was in the forward engineroom when the torpedoes struck. With no propellers left, he was ordered out of the engineroom to man a 40mm gun, the original gun crew had all been killed. Dad told me he could see the sub circling his ship in the moonlight and never understood why the sub didn't finish them off. The sub was later sunk that morning by two other Coast Guard Cutters. At day break, after the fires had been put out and the flooding controlled, dad and other survivors walked around the ship with pillow cases and sheets from there bunks picking up body parts and trying to match the parts with the bodies of his buddys... THESE WERE MEN!!!! Telling this story is how I honor my Dad....a veteran....a UNITED STATES COAST GUARD COMBAT VETERAN! Thank you Dad, thank you Veterans from all branches of our military. Especially those who are surving in harms way......I salute you......."Semper Paratus"
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Sorry for posting 3 times, I must have punched the button more than once.
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Thank you and God Bless
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by ramlovingvet View Post
Thank you Veterans In America and Canada.

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Thank you for thinking of our guys and gals, we to are in the fray.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:16 PM
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Thank you for thinking of our guys and gals, we to are in the fray.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ktpauley View Post
Buckshotmckee, I like your signature. Can I copy it. I was a Seabee, EO from 76 to 83. Keith

No problem Buddy! I was a CM in NMCB 3
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Thanks vets!!! God bless you all!
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