Do you get misty eyed over veterans?

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    When I hear stories about veterans I get choked up.

    When I'm hearing it, I'm caught up in listening. But when the story is over I notice I'm misty eyed or I have goose bumps. Maybe it's not remarkable. But I've only noticed it in recent years. Getting very sentimental in my old age.

    The most recent time was listening to NBC news tonight and they mentioned the passing of Florence Green, the last known veteran of WWI.

    BBC News - 'World's last' WWI veteran Florence Green dies aged 110






    I've hesitated to mention this because I know I'm such a spectator and can't comprehend the sacrifices veterans have made. But well ... I'm moved.
     
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    Yes. I had a friend, Charles R. "Steve" Stevens...he was a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam...an airplane mechanic...told me numerous tales about his time in the service of our country...outlived his son and his wife...is now buried on top of them at Andersonville. (They stack coffins to save turf.) I get misty eyed about once every single time I think about him...like right now.
     
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    Yes, sweetheart. Yes, I do, and it is an emotional response that is immediate. But not for them and their sacrifices, where would my country and I, be.
     
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    Memorial Day always saddens me. The names and faces, places, cries of the wounded and the sounds of war become very vivid in my mind. I will never forget those brave Marines of the 2nd Plt Charley Company, 1st Bn 4th Marines who I fought along side of, Vietnam 1967-68.There will always be a place in my heart for fallen of the 2nd Plt.
     
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    Since most of those brave men and women who died in service in the past 60 years did so in undeclared wars that had political motivations and nothing to do with the defense of the country, we should all be sad and ashamed that their lives were wasted by the country they served.
     
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    Their sacrifices over the years have allowed people of your unappreciative ilk to post drivel like this on message boards.
     
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    Politics aside, yes I do & I admire your statement as to where we would be without them.
     
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    Warrior, you realize Bodecea served?
     
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    I appreciate the lives of brave men and women more than our fucking government does.

    Tell me how did sending tens of thousands of brave men to die in Vietnam do anything to make us safer?

    Vietnam was no threat to us. How about Korea? Iraq? Afghanistan?

    These were all undeclared wars motivated by political gamesmanship.
     
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