Let's never forget our wounded and fallen soldiers

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Bootneck and I would like you all to recognize those brave men and women who may be forgotten after they come home, the wounded and the fallen. Maybe send a card to a Vet Hospital, visit a vet who may not have anyone else to see them. My class makes cards for them, it sure brightens up their day. Or just Thank them for their service.


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Yes, thanks to all the patriotic souls who are serving. They are indeed a special breed, and especially after some do a tour or two or three, drop back into civilian life and like a couple I know, one in particular living just outside of D.C. in an extreme 'comfort zone' signed up for a 13 month tour as a civilian, and went to Baghdad, when he could have stayed in the relative safety of the USA.

A heartfelt thanks to all of you AND your families who's hardships, along with yours,makes our country and in some way the world, a much safer place than it would be without your service. :clap2:
 
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They should have the best medical care possible for life
Do you ever understand other people's points? This is not just about the government providing assistance. It's about ordinary people actually doing something rather than expecting the government to provide. EZ is asking us to DO something.... get up off your butt, take a break from getting your latest opinions from Media Matters and send a card to a vet, call your local VA and ask if any of their guys need a visitor, or donate to the Wounded Warriors project. For those in the UK, contact Help for Heroes and see what you can do to help.

I'm sending a couple of care parcels to the Brit troops, for Bootneck. And I will continue to donate to both the Wounded Warriors and Help for Heroes.
 

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Do you ever understand other people's points? This is not just about the government providing assistance. It's about ordinary people actually doing something rather than expecting the government to provide. EZ is asking us to DO something.... get up off your butt, take a break from getting your latest opinions from Media Matters and send a card to a vet, call your local VA and ask if any of their guys need a visitor, or donate to the Wounded Warriors project. For those in the UK, contact Help for Heroes and see what you can do to help.

I'm sending a couple of care parcels to the Brit troops, for Bootneck. And I will continue to donate to both the Wounded Warriors and Help for Heroes.
Indeed. Also, I second Wounded Warriors Project. Any and all donations from my group goes to them. They run a great organization.
 

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Service to one's country is the noblest of deeds. They have placed their lives on the line to protect and defend what we hold the closet to our hearts...our families....and theirs.
 
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Bootneck and I would like you all to recognize those brave men and women who may be forgotten after they come home, the wounded and the fallen. Maybe send a card to a Vet Hospital, visit a vet who may not have anyone else to see them. My class makes cards for them, it sure brightens up their day. Or just Thank them for their service.

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I've got a flag on my mantle that reminds me everyday. It looks something like this:

 

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Have you stopped to thank a veteran today?
For the price of freedom they had to pay?
Did you gaze into those distant eyes?
Did you see the ghosts he can't deny?

Did you think a soldier's heart was made of steel?
Because he was trained to kill, he couldn't feel?
Did you see the guilt written on his face,
For the loss of life he can't replace?

Did you know he mourns the lives he couldn't save,
And walks with comrades in their grave?
Did you remember the boy with innocence lost?
Do you really know war's ultimate cost?

Have you felt the blast of artillery fire?
Do you have the courage it would require?
Have you stood in trenches consumed with fear?
Felt the enemies breath so very near?

Have you walked with God on a battleground?
Seen your brothers dead or dying all around?
Have you stopped to thank a vet today,
Or did you just turn and walk away?

From the pain he'll carry for the rest of his life,
Did you consider his family, his children, his wife?
That watch him suffer in silence each and every day,
As he's haunted by memories that don't go away?

Did you care that the soldier is still pulling guard?
That his heart, mind, and soul will forever be scarred?
Do you know how he suffers from ptsd?
Or that our precious freedom is never free?

Do you care that he still hears the blood curdling screams?
Or that he returns to the war each night in his dreams?
Have you felt the sorrow of a combat vet?
Or would you rather just forget?

That war has pierced his hardened heart,
And torn this soldier all apart?
Would you rather our heroes just fade away?
Or will you stop to thank a vet today?
 

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Have you stopped to thank a veteran today?
For the price of freedom they had to pay?
Did you gaze into those distant eyes?
Did you see the ghosts he can't deny?

Did you think a soldier's heart was made of steel?
Because he was trained to kill, he couldn't feel?
Did you see the guilt written on his face,
For the loss of life he can't replace?

Did you know he mourns the lives he couldn't save,
And walks with comrades in their grave?
Did you remember the boy with innocence lost?
Do you really know war's ultimate cost?

Have you felt the blast of artillery fire?
Do you have the courage it would require?
Have you stood in trenches consumed with fear?
Felt the enemies breath so very near?

Have you walked with God on a battleground?
Seen your brothers dead or dying all around?
Have you stopped to thank a vet today,
Or did you just turn and walk away?

From the pain he'll carry for the rest of his life,
Did you consider his family, his children, his wife?
That watch him suffer in silence each and every day,
As he's haunted by memories that don't go away?

Did you care that the soldier is still pulling guard?
That his heart, mind, and soul will forever be scarred?
Do you know how he suffers from ptsd?
Or that our precious freedom is never free?

Do you care that he still hears the blood curdling screams?
Or that he returns to the war each night in his dreams?
Have you felt the sorrow of a combat vet?
Or would you rather just forget?

That war has pierced his hardened heart,
And torn this soldier all apart?
Would you rather our heroes just fade away?
Or will you stop to thank a vet today?
Flight get canceled?
 
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Have you stopped to thank a veteran today?
For the price of freedom they had to pay?
Did you gaze into those distant eyes?
Did you see the ghosts he can't deny?

Did you think a soldier's heart was made of steel?
Because he was trained to kill, he couldn't feel?
Did you see the guilt written on his face,
For the loss of life he can't replace?

Did you know he mourns the lives he couldn't save,
And walks with comrades in their grave?
Did you remember the boy with innocence lost?
Do you really know war's ultimate cost?

Have you felt the blast of artillery fire?
Do you have the courage it would require?
Have you stood in trenches consumed with fear?
Felt the enemies breath so very near?

Have you walked with God on a battleground?
Seen your brothers dead or dying all around?
Have you stopped to thank a vet today,
Or did you just turn and walk away?

From the pain he'll carry for the rest of his life,
Did you consider his family, his children, his wife?
That watch him suffer in silence each and every day,
As he's haunted by memories that don't go away?

Did you care that the soldier is still pulling guard?
That his heart, mind, and soul will forever be scarred?
Do you know how he suffers from ptsd?
Or that our precious freedom is never free?

Do you care that he still hears the blood curdling screams?
Or that he returns to the war each night in his dreams?
Have you felt the sorrow of a combat vet?
Or would you rather just forget?

That war has pierced his hardened heart,
And torn this soldier all apart?
Would you rather our heroes just fade away?
Or will you stop to thank a vet today?
Thank you for your service, Boot.
 

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A good way to honor vets is to give thme the best medical possible for the war wounds they suffer from.
 
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Other than the Wounded Warrior project - which is awesome, there is also this one.

Pets for Vets

Many of our Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans suffer from physical and emotional injuries making it difficult to transition back to civilian life. Pets for Vets can help! Our goal is to heal their wounds by bringing together man’s best friend and our returning soldiers while showing them both that we have not forgotten.

Now, a guy that my brother knows got a dog thru these guys. He went from being almost suicidal and struggling really badly, to someone with a future and, while he didn't get his dog through the project (it was his family who got him a puppy to take his mind off his own problems).... I think this is a great charity. I'd done a few donations for them.
 

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Thanks to all the who served we have freedom of speech in this country.

They sacraficed and their sacrafice should NEVER be insulted by a loss of these rights.

The people who have sacraficed came from every possible walk of life including immigrants who sought legal status as Americans.

Muslims have fought and died.

Christains have fought and died.

Pagens have fought and died.

Athiest have fought and died.

liberals have fought and died.

Conservatives have fought and died.


I honor all of their service and believe they all loved this country.

Thank you for your service.
 

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Have you stopped to thank a veteran today?
For the price of freedom they had to pay?
Did you gaze into those distant eyes?
Did you see the ghosts he can't deny?

Did you think a soldier's heart was made of steel?
Because he was trained to kill, he couldn't feel?
Did you see the guilt written on his face,
For the loss of life he can't replace?

Did you know he mourns the lives he couldn't save,
And walks with comrades in their grave?
Did you remember the boy with innocence lost?
Do you really know war's ultimate cost?

Have you felt the blast of artillery fire?
Do you have the courage it would require?
Have you stood in trenches consumed with fear?
Felt the enemies breath so very near?

Have you walked with God on a battleground?
Seen your brothers dead or dying all around?
Have you stopped to thank a vet today,
Or did you just turn and walk away?

From the pain he'll carry for the rest of his life,
Did you consider his family, his children, his wife?
That watch him suffer in silence each and every day,
As he's haunted by memories that don't go away?

Did you care that the soldier is still pulling guard?
That his heart, mind, and soul will forever be scarred?
Do you know how he suffers from ptsd?
Or that our precious freedom is never free?

Do you care that he still hears the blood curdling screams?
Or that he returns to the war each night in his dreams?
Have you felt the sorrow of a combat vet?
Or would you rather just forget?

That war has pierced his hardened heart,
And torn this soldier all apart?
Would you rather our heroes just fade away?
Or will you stop to thank a vet today?
Flight get canceled?
Nah. I'm here in Candy Bar. Kicking my heels for a few days. It's 2009hrs. The bar's open, but it only serves fucking soft drinks!
 

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Have you stopped to thank a veteran today?
For the price of freedom they had to pay?
Did you gaze into those distant eyes?
Did you see the ghosts he can't deny?

Did you think a soldier's heart was made of steel?
Because he was trained to kill, he couldn't feel?
Did you see the guilt written on his face,
For the loss of life he can't replace?

Did you know he mourns the lives he couldn't save,
And walks with comrades in their grave?
Did you remember the boy with innocence lost?
Do you really know war's ultimate cost?

Have you felt the blast of artillery fire?
Do you have the courage it would require?
Have you stood in trenches consumed with fear?
Felt the enemies breath so very near?

Have you walked with God on a battleground?
Seen your brothers dead or dying all around?
Have you stopped to thank a vet today,
Or did you just turn and walk away?

From the pain he'll carry for the rest of his life,
Did you consider his family, his children, his wife?
That watch him suffer in silence each and every day,
As he's haunted by memories that don't go away?

Did you care that the soldier is still pulling guard?
That his heart, mind, and soul will forever be scarred?
Do you know how he suffers from ptsd?
Or that our precious freedom is never free?

Do you care that he still hears the blood curdling screams?
Or that he returns to the war each night in his dreams?
Have you felt the sorrow of a combat vet?
Or would you rather just forget?

That war has pierced his hardened heart,
And torn this soldier all apart?
Would you rather our heroes just fade away?
Or will you stop to thank a vet today?
Flight get canceled?
Nah. I'm here in Candy Bar. Kicking my heels for a few days. It's 2009hrs. The bar's open, but it only serves fucking soft drinks!

AHHHH....OK. I was under the impression that you were heading back last night (my local time).

A bar with only soft drinks? They can't call themselves a bar! Thats against international law or sumtin'.
 
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Have you stopped to thank a veteran today?
For the price of freedom they had to pay?
Did you gaze into those distant eyes?
Did you see the ghosts he can't deny?

Did you think a soldier's heart was made of steel?
Because he was trained to kill, he couldn't feel?
Did you see the guilt written on his face,
For the loss of life he can't replace?

Did you know he mourns the lives he couldn't save,
And walks with comrades in their grave?
Did you remember the boy with innocence lost?
Do you really know war's ultimate cost?

Have you felt the blast of artillery fire?
Do you have the courage it would require?
Have you stood in trenches consumed with fear?
Felt the enemies breath so very near?

Have you walked with God on a battleground?
Seen your brothers dead or dying all around?
Have you stopped to thank a vet today,
Or did you just turn and walk away?

From the pain he'll carry for the rest of his life,
Did you consider his family, his children, his wife?
That watch him suffer in silence each and every day,
As he's haunted by memories that don't go away?

Did you care that the soldier is still pulling guard?
That his heart, mind, and soul will forever be scarred?
Do you know how he suffers from ptsd?
Or that our precious freedom is never free?

Do you care that he still hears the blood curdling screams?
Or that he returns to the war each night in his dreams?
Have you felt the sorrow of a combat vet?
Or would you rather just forget?

That war has pierced his hardened heart,
And torn this soldier all apart?
Would you rather our heroes just fade away?
Or will you stop to thank a vet today?
Flight get canceled?
Nah. I'm here in Candy Bar. Kicking my heels for a few days. It's 2009hrs. The bar's open, but it only serves fucking soft drinks!
I'm sure the Taliban are greatly relieved by your delayed return!!
 

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Flight get canceled?
Nah. I'm here in Candy Bar. Kicking my heels for a few days. It's 2009hrs. The bar's open, but it only serves fucking soft drinks!

AHHHH....OK. I was under the impression that you were heading back last night (my local time).

A bar with only soft drinks? They can't call themselves a bar! Thats against international law or sumtin'.
Left yesterday morning. Arrived in Candy Bar (Kandahar for the uninitiated) last night.
 

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Nah. I'm here in Candy Bar. Kicking my heels for a few days. It's 2009hrs. The bar's open, but it only serves fucking soft drinks!

AHHHH....OK. I was under the impression that you were heading back last night (my local time).

A bar with only soft drinks? They can't call themselves a bar! Thats against international law or sumtin'.
Left yesterday morning. Arrived in Candy Bar (Kandahar for the uninitiated) last night.

Gotcha.

Srsly tho...a bar with no booze? Isn't that just a soda fountain?
 

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