For our miltary (and their families)

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    For the many military folks on this board, a thank you, and a few of quotes in your honor:

    "Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity"
    - Seneca. Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD

    In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains.
    -D. Eisenhower

    Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
    -Thomas Jefferson

    I have given instructions that I be informed every time one of our soldiers is killed, even if it is in the middle of the night. When President Nasser leaves instructions that he is to be awakened in the middle of the night if an Egyptian soldier is killed, there will be peace.
    -Gold Meir

    These are times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
    -Thomas Paine

    And here's one that libs will never understand:

    Look, from a professional soldier's point of view, we were very eager to get there and to do the job that we were trained for.
    -Peter Scott

    And finally, just because it's cool, Tull:

    The poet lifts his pen as the soldier sheaths his sword.
    -Jethro Tull
     

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