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To all my fellow Veterans

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posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 05:59 AM
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I've seen soldiers catch alot of flak, on this website and elsewhere. It's a job that nobody wants to do, but somebody has to do. Ever since civilization started, there has to be somebody to stand on the walls. Happy Veterans Day to my brothers and sisters in green, both the ones still with us and the ones that I will see in the next life. God Bless America.


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

-Author Unknown




posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 06:02 AM
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Good thing i am...errr...was....an Airman then. 😅😂🤣




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posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 06:28 AM
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went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?"
But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!

Rudyard Kipling


Remember those who gave it all.


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posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 07:01 AM
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Thank you to everyone for their service - Military vets, Police, Firefighters, and fellow First Responders.
Your sacrifices are many, and the pain carried will never fully go away.
But know we will never forget what you have done for our country.



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 07:09 AM
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Thank you to all who have served. God Bless you all!



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 02:18 PM
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A huge thank you to all who have served in whatever capacity! Respect and love.



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