Veteran's Day

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  1. Againsheila
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    A big thank you to all our vets for their sacrifices for our freedom.

    :thup:

    We need a smilie that does a salute.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    I second both notions. Thank you, all vets.
     
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    In Flanders Fields

    By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
    Canadian Army


    IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
    Between the crosses row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    blessed be to all the warriors in flanders fields all over the world...
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Nice post, Stroll.

    Most of we veterans really don't deserve much thanks.

    Those folks who went into harms way do, of course.

    They rest of us (and that's most of us vets, really) really just did our jobs.
     
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    o i know you got paid the same for marching or fighting...

    i wished americans would wear real poppies like they do in canada....
     
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    here ya go...mrs shelia...in place of a quarter?
     
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    :salute:

    :salute:
     
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    Of course you deserve thanks, because you did your job, and because your job may have required your all, and you were ready to give it.

    Like the guy said in Karate Kid II, "this doesn't say you're brave, this says you are lucky (and he points at the medals) this says you are brave (and he puts his hand on his heart).
     
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