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    Memorial Day, 2010

    Please take a moment to reflect and honor those that have died in defense of our freedom. Have a safe and solemn Memorial Day.
    Daniel

    #2
    Rather hard not for me to remember the those who died in combat, and those who died with age following combat.
    But this year is a mockery of those who died for this country and for our freedoms, so we can enjoy our freedoms they protected for us.
    Shari

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      #3
      remembering those who died for our country

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      Stay safe my son. See you around thanksgiving!

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        #4
        Never forget, always faithful...
        get busy living or get busy dying

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          #5


          I am so very thankful to have you all for a neighbour ...... thanks to all the men and women for their service ...... I pray for you to stay safe and to come home soon to your hopeful and waiting families .....

          Obieone
          ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


          " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
          Jane Siberry

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            #6
            Remember those who not only gave of their life but also those who have served and the families that serve beside them.

            My thoughts and thanks are with you today and thru out the year.
            Every day I wake up is a good one

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              #7
              I echo Obieone's thoughts. Better neighbors could not be found. My thoughts go out to your brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers who have served so selflessly.

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                #8
                I watched the HBO movie 'Taking Chance' the other night. It is the true story of the marine escort who took the body of Chance Phelps home to his family after his death in the mid-east. I cried my way through several parts of it, but was awed by the respect shown the dead by the escorts, as well as the mortuary services at Dover AFB. The end of the film shows old footage of Chance as a young boy, doing typical youthful things such as water skiing, making faces for the camera, and, well, just being a child. He was only 20 when he died. It really brought home the sacrifice of the military and their families. Painful stuff.

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                  #9
                  My great grandfather served in the military, as did my step-father and husband. I have such great respect for the sacrifices willingly given by the men and women serving in the military, so many lives are lost when they are really just youngsters still. Peace be with all who have suffered and endured.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Eileen View Post
                    I watched the HBO movie 'Taking Chance' the other night. It is the true story of the marine escort who took the body of Chance Phelps home to his family after his death in the mid-east. I cried my way through several parts of it, but was awed by the respect shown the dead by the escorts, as well as the mortuary services at Dover AFB. The end of the film shows old footage of Chance as a young boy, doing typical youthful things such as water skiing, making faces for the camera, and, well, just being a child. He was only 20 when he died. It really brought home the sacrifice of the military and their families. Painful stuff.
                    I too watched that movie and cried all the way through it. Very touching movie.
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                    Stay safe my son. See you around thanksgiving!

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                      #11
                      I second what Cheesecake said. As a child, I remember attending the funeral of an Uncle by marriage's Nephew who died very young in the Vietnam war. Not sure which branch of service he was in...Marines, maybe...but I remember the pride I felt then and now for the service he gave to us all. Prayers for safety and honor to all service members, active and retired. Rest in peace to the ones who gave all.

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                        #12
                        My brother, my father, my dear friend, Stewart Chadwick and I just got back from Clear Creek cemetery where my uncles, war veterans, are buried. We laid flowers, my dad told stories and Stewart, Dee and myself smoked a fat J of some local, then felt my uncle's presences.

                        My uncle Rodney served in North Africa and was killed in an ambush one week after he arrived; my uncle Malcolm fought with Patton in the Arden forest, and survived, though the stories he told made you wonder how much of him actually came home. My father served, as did my brother; Stewart and I did not, but in our travels racing bikes around the globe, our greatest fans were always the vets who came to see us race against 'the furriners'. In almost every instance, these guys and gals told us we made THEM proud, but it was always the reverse: we couldn't be racing without their efforts to maintain the freedoms we Americans so enjoy.

                        We sit and enjoy our cappuccinos and Internet access because of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Let us enjoy our freedoms today and celebrate the lives of those who have secured for us all that we now take for granted. America remains free only and because of these great sacrifices.

                        Semper fi, brothers and sisters, we shall never forget...
                        vgrafen

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                          #13
                          I just got home from another memorial service....we will never forget.

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                            #14
                            Found this today

                            Sorry not a clue how to embed it into the post.
                            Every day I wake up is a good one

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                              #15
                              I'm grateful to all, current and past, who have fought for our freedom. I don't even want to think about where we would be without them.

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