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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:59 PM
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:47 AM
I would also like to say thanks for all the Soldiers I currently serve with and will be spending our Holiday here in the Sandbox. I am here for yet another 12 hour shift, working 6 days a week, today it was 118* outside in the full sun. So, please enjoy the 4 day Holiday and have a cold one for me
My grandson is a Ranger serving our great country and I do appreciate his efforts and those of all our service men and women. May God bless those who serve and those who have given their lives and limbs to keep us free. We have the greatest nation in the world and they keep it that way. Freedom is never free, for it must be paid for and they pay and have paid. God Bless them all!
WORD Bravo... WORD!
Bravo, you and all the others that have served have my eternal gratitude...
Thank you 11Bravo for your service and for all you bring to DV.
Thank you to all the verterans on DV.
And most importantly, thank you to all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Memorial day truely is a day for rememberance and solice.
Rangers Lead the Way.
All the Way!!
thanks 11Bravo....the B52 which is my avatar is the very plane I flew over Hanoi Dec 20 1972 when two of my friends and classmates paid the ultimate price for freedom,,,,like them I had an SA II (sam missile) locked on to my B52 but G-d IMO spared me because my work was not yet done...
two men in all of history have laid down their lives for you....Jesus of Nazareth that you might be free from sin's penalty and the American soldier, sailor, airman and marine that you might live free...
Bravo thank you for your service and this post...for those who REALLY want to know what is is like to be a survivor of the "hell called war" when others fell around you...I highly recommend
the HBO documentary "Wartorn" as a Fitting tribute to ALL who served but especially ALL who GAVE their ALL...
Thanks to you and all my brothers and sisters in arms.
We did what we did for love of God and country, to protect and preserve our way of life.
Some call us hero's, while others spit in our face. But it was for there right to an opinion
we fought and died for. Whether in some far off land or right here at home we served with
pride, dignity, and above all HONOR. We carry the scars of battle both emotional and physical
for the rest of our lives. But we shall never complain for it was what we were called to do. And do
it we did. And we can all say when we get to the gates of heaven,
The Soldiers Prayer
"And When He Gets To Heaven,
To Saint Peter He Will Tell;
One More Marine Reporting Sir,
I've Served My Time In Hell"
- Marine Grave inscription on Guadalcanal, 1942
OvarB11, Thanks for the post, I too am a veteran, during the cold war era and served in the Navy for 6 years. I am glad I never saw combat, or never shed any blood. God Bless all the veterans, and especially the wounded, and all the families of the one who lost a loved one.
Timberwolf3, very moving picture. Can't imagine the pain and loss she is feeling.
God Bless us all.
I had to chime in on this. As a fellow Marine Vietnam Vet I salute all my fellow Marine Vets, i wiil not forget all who have worn their own colors. I salute all of you that have faithfully served our country in arms and least not forget all the civilians that given their lives as well. To all my fellow comrades both military and civilian that have made the supreme sacrafice my heart goes out to your families who celebrate this great day without you physically but in spirit. God has a special place for all of you. God Bless all of you. Do not be sad for God has them in Heaven. Semper Fi God Bless Hoorah
You seem to say others who were worth more than you were taken. Why were you spared? You only gave a little blood? You were only injured? Disabled? Your sacrifice was not as great as theirs?
It is not the result of the sacrifice that is significant. It is the willingness to make the sacrifice in the first place. You made that sacrifice by stepping forward and saying yes, you were there. The bullet, the mine, the machete, the bombs ... they could have hit you. You could be a pile of bones in a casket buried beneath the soil you went to protect. There is NO reason you are not there except that it was not your time. It was their's.
Survivor guilt has done more harm to those returning home than any sniper's bullet or IED. It is a natural feeling. But it is one we must find a way to sublimate. We cannot let their sacrifice be for nothing by making ours less worthwhile. You are a hero, as is any man or woman who dons the uniform, takes weapon in hand, and travels to far off lands where people need you.
Don't ever consider your sacrifice less than ultimate. All soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice by standing for their country, their allies, their brothers in arms. They make the sacrifice by making the offer. Some offers are acknowledged but not accepted in full. Others are. Those are the ones who return in a flagged-drapped box, to the tears of their families.
Be strong. Be proud. Be humble. Be fair. Be constant. And when you are needed, be there.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:02 AM
Edited by RodandStaff, 28 May 2012 - 09:06 AM.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:36 AM
BOWING IN A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR OUR MILITARY & VETERANS!
Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:28 AM
I have been trying to stay away from this site until I had something positive to say.
Today is that day. I would like to thank all of the veterans that have served this great country.
No matter what your problems are, this is still the best country in the world.
I would also give a very special thanks to all families that have lost loved ones in the defense of this country.
Being a disabled vet this holiday always bring mixed emotions. I have seen friends of mine die in battle, why am I still here?
Some of these men where, in my opinion, better men with more to live for. Why not me?
These men (OK and women) gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Take this weekend and remember the fallen heroes
that have made our way of life possible.
Being a veteran I appreciate all the thanks, but they make me a bit embarrassed.
My sacrifice was a little time, and a bit of blood.
Thank the families that have lost a family member for our country.
Give thanks by donating to the fallen heroes fund, or any other cause for vets.
Now the part that keeps this in the rumor section.
For those that know me here we go.
I have lost all direct contact with Parliament. Still hear thing, just can not say 100% any more.
Still have the Kurd line locked up.
From what I am hearing, you can write off 2012.
End of Oct thru Nov will be a window, but I do not think it will make it.
I believe Mal. is on his way out, and that will reset some thing we have been waiting on.
About Thanksgiving last year I said That I did not think this will happen in 2012 if they did not get it done by then.
Well they didn't, and they wont. IMO
11Bravo no ovarB11 on this weekend
TOO MUCH PRIDE
AIRBORNE RANGERS LEAD THE WAY
Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:33 AM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:37 AM
I have posted on another thread, but I see that this thread has been very popular so ....I want to make sure that the Max amount of vets see this. Our family would like to say THANK YOU for your sacrifice for our country. It is an honor to get to know so many of you on this site and that you did not put yourself first but that you cared to keep our country free. We know that we do not remain free by thinking good thoughts, but that you need be be able to fight for your freedoms. We realize that some of you have lost loved ones and dear friends in this fight. And that others have lost the use of parts of their bodies. We say thank you!!!!! You are heros to us. Now the rest of us has best get off our****s and vote that we do not give away those freedoms that you have worked and sacrificed to give us. HONOR and GRATITUDE And THANKS!!!
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