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    Memorial Day

    thank you

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    Thank you.
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    Today, I want to remember my good friend 1SG Aaron Jagger who was killed in Ramadi, Iraq on 9 Aug 2006. Rest in Piece Brother! Also to my Soldiers, SGT Mark Vechionie, CPT Travis Patriquin, Maj Maegan McClung, and SPC Vincent Pumonte who also lost their lives in Ramadi. God bless you and your familes. You all made a difference! I will never forget you.

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    God bless and Thank you to all the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?


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    I am headed down to the Capitol today to see what this day is all about here in America.
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Thank you to all veterans, past and present. You protect our freedoms, and keep everyone safe. From the national guard to the front lines. God bless the 1000's that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

    As a navy veteran, i want to say a special 'we're thinking about you' to all USN Sailors and marines stationed at sea, and around the world. Thank you for all you do, come home safe.
    The ribbon is the 'Gulf War Ribbon'.

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    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    thank you

    Damn right! Thanks to all

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    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    thank you


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    This was on Facebook, and way better than I could ever dream of putting it..

    Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye.

    Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg - or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul's ally forged in the refinery of adversity.

    Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem.

    You can't tell a vet just by looking.

    What is a vet?

    He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run out of fuel.

    He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th parallel.

    She - or he - is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.

    He is the POW who went away one person and came back another - or didn't come back AT ALL.

    He is the Quantico drill instructor who has never seen combat - but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other's backs.

    He is the parade - riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand.

    He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.

    He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep.

    He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and aggravatingly slow - who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.

    He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being - a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.

    He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.

    So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say Thank You. That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.

    Two little words that mean a lot, "THANK YOU".

    "It is the soldier, not the reporter,
    Who has given us freedom of the press.
    It is the soldier, not the poet,
    Who has given us freedom of speech.
    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
    Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
    It is the soldier,
    Who salutes the flag,
    Who serves beneath the flag,
    And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    Who allows the protester to burn the flag."

    Father Denis Edward O'Brien
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