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posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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My boots

My boots are off I war no more.
All my gear lay on the floor
I stop and think of days gone by
Of brothers and friends who had to die
To fight for honor and sacrifice
So many so dear that paid the price
Too few are those who realize not
What price was paid for what they've got
So I ask you now, for something small
Not money or fame, but equally as tall
Give thanks to those you come across
And swell with pride for those we have lost
Consider where it is that you stand
Within the bravest nation in all the land

Happy Veterans Day to my brothers and sisters in green.




posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: Cancerwarrior

I found this interesting years ago which a lot of people don't know that there are actual words to Taps, evey time I hear Taps, I think of all those that I had served with on Veterans day and Memorial Day. Thanks to all my brothers and sisters that have Served

The haunting melody, we now know as 'Taps' used
at military funerals was born.

The words are:

Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes
From the hills.
From the sky.
All is well.
Safely rest.
God is nigh.

Fading light.
Dims the sight.
And a star.
Gems the sky.
Gleaming bright.
From afar.
Drawing nigh.
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise.
For our days.
Neath the sun
Neath the stars.
Neath the sky

As we go.
This we know.
God is nigh



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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Happy Veteran's Day.




posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: Cancerwarrior

In Remembrance



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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Keeping The Distance
Beneath this earth young warriors sleep
Forever more, forever more,
And for what myth was it they died,
Who sent them here forever?
To bury them, so far away
From farm and village, hearth and soil?
We dare not ask of why or how,
We dare not think too hard of them!
We need not question of ourselves,
Of how we let them go so far,
So we may keep our distance safe
Can paint their pictures in our mind
Of how they sacrificed their lives;
Of how they died so willingly,
On land that did not give them birth,

Noblesse Oblige, they sleep the earth.
We know they did not wail or scream,
Nor cry nor piss their pants in fear!,
They did not spill their crimson guts
Through gaping wounds of steel-sliced flesh,
Or stare in numbness at their blood
That pulsed and squirted, stained the soil.

We know they did not weep for mother,
Nor curse their fate nor bawl in pain,
Or seek to find their missing limbs,
While dragging stumps through fiery ground,
Or smelled their own flesh, burning stench!
Nor whimpered soft through blood blind eyes,
As whistling breath through gaping throats
Shot out their life in scarlet spurts.

We do not wish them here at home
To find eternal, lasting sleep,
No, better stay in foreign lands,
Where they sacrificed their life,
No, t’is better they remain unseen,
To keep their distance and our dream
To keep them heroes, sight unseen,

For sure, they died as noble men,
Not terror-stricken sons and boys,
For if this myth were proved untrue,
How could we ever face ourselves?
How could we ever…be so cruel?

Curtis D Bennett



Thank you. All of you.

Never forget that it was us that sent them to those fields, and mountains so far away. One or two days each year, when we can be bothered, we remember.

My father. His brothers, five of them. My mothers brothers, three of them. My brother. My sisters, four of them. My cousins, many of them. Most of my friends. All served. All came home, for which I thank God on a nearly daily basis.

A little boy I coached in soccer, who I watched grow into a fine young man. He came home, too, from the mountains of Afghanistan. A flag draped box. A folded flag. I knew him. I knew his young wife. His parents. Her parents.

Regardless of what we may think of the reasons--whether good or bad--their service to something greater should be honored. Honorable service, honorably given, deserves nothing less. We should realize, deny it though many will, that it was by our will they are/were where they are/were. Be it a mountain top in Afghanistan, or a outpost in the sands of Iraq, or where ever else the need of the moment sends them.

We sent them. Sent them to die, if need be. To kill, if need be. The very least I can do is thank them, and to work, as I can, to make the world such a place as to make further deaths and killing on their part unnecessary. That time is far away still, and brave men and women will still need to stand forth in the face of evil. It's up to us to insure that it truly is an evil that needs fighting, and not done for mere aggrandizement, and enriching the coffers of those who would profit off our children's blood, and the blood of other children.

I wish it were as easy as I make it sound.




posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

That headline implies that they are going chapter 11 because of the give away. That is not the case. Bankruptcy was declared on Tuesday.


edit on 11/11/2017 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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The promotion resulted in a massive single day loss of nearly $6 billion.


Never underestimate the power of US veterans to drink the nation under the table.


“The bartenders and servers fled the premises, leaving the sailors free reign over the bar,” said Archer. “The restaurant was on fire five minutes later.”

Any location near military bases suffered a similar fate. Security footage of a Jacksonville, North Carolina Applebee’s showed hundreds of Marines drinking, head-butting walls, and holding one-armed pushup contests. Marines later spray painted “USMC” and “Wagner loves cock” over the walls.

“Three guys came in and sat down at the bar,” said Michelle Baxter, a bartender at an Applebee’s in Butte, Montana. “They ordered three kegs and finished them in half an hour. One of them died for a moment. Actually died. He fell to the floor and wasn’t breathing. The two others did CPR on him while shouting ‘Wake up pussy, there‘s beer left!’”



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Yeah. $6 billion. That's a lot of beer.

You might want to check the date of your source.



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: Phage

You might want to check the source.



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Ok.

by Drew Ferrol
4 years ago


Oh, you mean that it's like The Onion?

We are in no way, shape, or form, a real news outlet. Everything on this website is satirical and the content of this site is a parody of a news organization. No composition should be regarded as truthful, and no reference of an individual, company, or military unit seeks to inflict malice or emotional harm. All characters, groups, and military units appearing in these works are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, or actual military units and companies is purely coincidental



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posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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Dude it's the Duffle Blog.

The Onion for vets.



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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The Duffel Blog claims another victim, it seems....



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:08 PM
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Happy Veterans Day to all our ATS Veterans!Thank You for your service!



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Yeah. I perused the site a bit. Got it.



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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Me and the kids are in town just watching the parade , every year they keep on asking why we need to be there, might take a few years for them to finnaly understand it, but hey im doing my duty, educating the next generation on the sacrifice of these men and women.




posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: projectvxn

Yeah. I perused the site a bit. Got it.



It's all good.

I found out about them when they got me with something a few years ago.
edit on 11 11 17 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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War, amazing how humanity will find any way to "Romanticize" it. I will never celebrate Veterans Day, or War -ever.

The only person watching out "for me" is me(yourself). Don't believe the hype.

When you "sign the line," you knowingly and intentionally "do the time and knowingly pay the price."

If you "knowingly and intentionally put yourselves in harms way" on what planet do you think I need to celebrate or support you(?).

I do feel sorry for you that were to stupid, or forced, to escape the BS of the powers that be.

No-one has ever "fought my battles" or "logically and realistically fought for me." (Although there is plenty of popular-mob-mentality-programming to suggest other-wise.)

I don't need a flag. I am not a Patriot. I will not be brain-washed.

Feel free to disagree.


edit on 11-11-2017 by hiddenlight because: Truth



posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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Add to this that no veteran cares at all what you think about our service.

I'm sure it makes you feel superior to say these things, but you just look like a capricious malcontent.




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