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Ok as a vet I want to thank those of you here who served too. And if you didn't serve take a vet fishing because they are the reason you have the freedom to do it at all.

 

God bless those brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. They are TRUE Hero's. May God grant them eternal blessings for what they did for us.

 

God bless America today because we need it.

 

Armand

1981-1987 Sgt. US Army.

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Ok as a vet I want to thank those of you here who served too. And if you didn't serve take a vet fishing because they are the reason you have the freedom to do it at all.

 

God bless those brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. They are TRUE Hero's. May God grant them eternal blessings for what they did for us.

God bless America today because we need it.

 

Armand

1981-1987 Sgt. US Army.

 

Well said Armand. I too will be forever grateful for those who paid it all. I would also like to add a prayer for all who are currently serving, no matter where they may be, in harm's way or not including

my son CPT Robert Sorrells and my son-in-law PFC Steve Bounds.

 

Rickman

1972-1993, MSG (Ret) US Army

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"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it"

 

 

 

Without you, It wouldn't be possible to enjoy liberties I do today. Thank you all Veterans

 

-Mike S.

 

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Motorcade brought a young Sgt. from Seaside Park, killed in Afganastan home for burial yesterday. Very nice tribute and hopefully support for his family.

Sgt. John Lyons RIP

Thanks to all the vets

 

Lou deFonteny 1st calvary Vietnam 1966- 1967

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I want to say thank you to my Dad and all other solders. My dad was in the Army so extra thanks for Army men. I pray all the time that all of our troops will come home safe and thank God my dad is here to teach me about our flag and our country and what it is to be a proud soldier and a good man.

 

your friend

Special Fred

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i get this in an email several times a year and i think it says it all.

 

What is a Veteran?

 

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.

 

He 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.

 

He 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.

 

She - or he - is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.

 

He is the POW who went away one person and came back another - or didn't come back AT ALL.

 

He is the Quantico drill instructor who has never seen combat - but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other's backs.

 

He is the parade - riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand.

 

He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.

 

He 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.

 

He 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.

 

He is an ordinary and yet an 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.

 

He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than 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.

 

Two little words that mean a lot, "THANK YOU".

 

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag."

 

Father Denis Edward O'Brien/USMC

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I just want to thank all my brothers & sisters That helped make this Country the Best Country in the World. Today is a day to remember the Vets & Thank them for the service they have done or still doing.

 

Spec 4 US Army 1969-1971

 

Viet-Nam Vet

 

God Bless The USA!!

 

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