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Sobieski
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11/11/2018 8:06 pm  

This is the day I think about F.  He is in France. The US Army lists him as MIA/KIA. He never came home.

 

This is the day I think about R.  He spent some time in Korea on a hill with a number.  It was over run.  the US Army listed as POW/KIA.

 

 


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Travis3000
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11/11/2018 8:32 pm  

You've gotten it right.  Today we celebrate the men who heeded the call, whether they had a choice in the matter or not.  From Vietnam to Iraq, from the American Revolution to the Civil War (War Of Northern Aggression).  All of them gave.  Many in ways that only they can understand.  Many came home, many didn't.  Many came home to derision and were called baby killers by the mislead.  The memory of many from the War of Norther Aggression are being attacked today by a poisonous ideology that isn't rooted in reality.


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Old Buck
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11/11/2018 9:22 pm  

I can't agree with you guys more.  Our veterans should be honored more than just for one day.

Do NOT chase tail. Turn yours around and live FREE!


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11/11/2018 10:16 pm  

As a veteran I don't want to sound ungrateful but the once a year parades and speeches really are a poor substitute for definitive action---What are people doing the other 364 days a year to help homeless vets, or those with serious medical issues who die waiting for treatment in VA hospitals? What is being done to bring back and account for all of our MIAs? Answer precious little.  


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Sobieski
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11/11/2018 10:33 pm  

True that EG.


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The Evil Genius
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11/11/2018 10:36 pm  

Glad to see you back in the forums Jan! 


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uoSʎWodɹɐH
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11/11/2018 11:25 pm  

I agree with you men and so have decided eat free twice this year.  Texas Roadhouse was great today and the golden corral is serving a free meal for vets tomorrow.

I know its only two days of 365, but its double what was provided last year.  HA! HA!

L&R

I was bound to be misunderstood, and I laugh at the idiots who misunderstand me! Kind mockery toward the well-intentioned and unfettered cruelty toward all would-be prison guards of my creative possibilities. In this way I learn to revel as much in misunderstanding as in understanding and take pleasure in worthy opponents. Making language fluid, flowing like a river, yet precise and pointed as a dirk, contradicts the socialistic purpose of language and makes for a wonderful verbal dance—a linguistic martial art with constant parries that hone the weapon that is the two edged sword of my mouth.


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Matcha Savage
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12/11/2018 5:42 am  

This rings true and of compassion. Travis put it very beautifully in his description.

”Many (gave) in ways that only they can understand. Many came home, many didn’t.”

Compassion is to be aware of others in a gateless manner. A really good opportunity to come to a definite realization of the scale of life.

 


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12/11/2018 6:46 am  

Matcha Savage  wrote:This rings true and of compassion. Travis put it very beautifully in his description.

”Many (gave) in ways that only they can understand. Many came home, many didn’t.”

Compassion is to be aware of others in a gateless manner. A really good opportunity to come to a definite realization of the scale of life.

Savage   "The scale of life" as you put it,  Is my entire reasoning behind living to finish my father's  bucket list. 

I am at the age now that he died at.

I have nothing more I wish to accomplish and the most precious and valuable thing my father ever gifted me was LIFE ITSELF.  

He can have my remaining years.  We both served and returned.  Me during a rare peaceful era and My father during the Vietnam era..

L&R to all

 

I was bound to be misunderstood, and I laugh at the idiots who misunderstand me! Kind mockery toward the well-intentioned and unfettered cruelty toward all would-be prison guards of my creative possibilities. In this way I learn to revel as much in misunderstanding as in understanding and take pleasure in worthy opponents. Making language fluid, flowing like a river, yet precise and pointed as a dirk, contradicts the socialistic purpose of language and makes for a wonderful verbal dance—a linguistic martial art with constant parries that hone the weapon that is the two edged sword of my mouth.


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Uly The Cunning
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12/11/2018 11:24 am  
Posted by: The Evil Genius

As a veteran I don't want to sound ungrateful but the once a year parades and speeches really are a poor substitute for definitive action---What are people doing the other 364 days a year to help homeless vets, or those with serious medical issues who die waiting for treatment in VA hospitals? What is being done to bring back and account for all of our MIAs? Answer precious little.  

I don't like to go out on Veteran's day. People tell me how they appreciate what I have done, knowing nothing of what I have done, and than expect a pat on the back like they did something amazing by saying something once a year. There are some who I take those words as a compliment, but most use that as a lip service for self, instead of what it really means. Lip service is just that.

I would still fight to the death to defend the flag that I represent, but I do it because I believe in what it represents. When I am dead and buried, they will remember me as the guy who was always ready and willing to face the enemy. Integrity and honor will remain my standard. 

"Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did."
Groucho Marx: Duck Soup (1933)


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12/11/2018 2:58 pm  
Posted by: Uly The Cunning
Posted by: The Evil Genius

As a veteran I don't want to sound ungrateful but the once a year parades and speeches really are a poor substitute for definitive action---What are people doing the other 364 days a year to help homeless vets, or those with serious medical issues who die waiting for treatment in VA hospitals? What is being done to bring back and account for all of our MIAs? Answer precious little.  

I don't like to go out on Veteran's day. People tell me how they appreciate what I have done, knowing nothing of what I have done, and than expect a pat on the back like they did something amazing by saying something once a year. There are some who I take those words as a compliment, but most use that as a lip service for self, instead of what it really means. Lip service is just that.

I would still fight to the death to defend the flag that I represent, but I do it because I believe in what it represents. When I am dead and buried, they will remember me as the guy who was always ready and willing to face the enemy. Integrity and honor will remain my standard. 

Could not agree more EG and Uly. I choose not to go out yesterday and be exposed to the masses who will never understand, nor do anything more than compliment themselves regarding their support for those who serve.

Thanks to all those who put on a uniform, or faithfully supported those who did.

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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13/11/2018 7:47 am  

A day late and a dollar short...

story of my life...

I just say thank you to the vets i know,

and say a prayer for them.

my family served in ww1 and every war since.

i give vets the V.I.P. treatment whenever possible.

i have this freedom to type what the fuck i want because of the MEN who fought and died for freedom.

God Bless America and God Bless The MEN Who Served.

 

men, we are on our own. the best you can hope for is good company along the way. the good company is here.


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