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To all vets, Happy memorial day!

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posted on May, 25 2009 @ 06:12 AM
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To all of the veterans here on ATS, I want to wish you a happy memorial day, please take the time to remember our fallen brothers while you may be engaged in celebration. The price of freedom is high and in these times we should be especially thankfull for what freedom we do have left.

My hat's off to you fallen soldier and thank you for your sacrifice so that I may be free! God bless the U.S.A Some gave all!





[edit on 25-5-2009 by alyosha1981]

[edit on 25-5-2009 by alyosha1981]




posted on May, 25 2009 @ 07:06 AM
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Thanks for your kind post.

It is an honor to serve.




posted on May, 25 2009 @ 07:19 AM
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I too wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to all who serve and have served to defend our right to freedom. Can't find the words to say how much the ultimate sacrifice so many have made means to me.

Godspeed,
Ann



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 07:34 AM
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Despite the controvery and conscientious objectors who are part of the nation for which the lives. limbs and liberties of countless men, women and families have been sacrificed, we are still a free country because of your willingness to serve. Thank you soldier, sailor, airman, marine. Thank you and your families. Duty, Honor, Country.

And a special thanks to you Dad!



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 01:45 PM
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Too often and too young. They have sacrificed that which so many take for granted, a life given in battle, a number, a statistic, too often without a name or face, a uniform, a flag draped coffin trapped for eternity in dirt. Can the forgotten ever be truly remembered and honored as they should be?

Placing his game controller on a table, he grabbed his gear and said "I gotta get going" ... Off to war in Iraq this young man went, and gave it all.

God bless him, and all who have paid the ultimate price for our country.

Bless the families, friends and loved ones of all who have joined the ranks of the departed from this world and now reside in the afterlife.



*salutes*



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Thanks for posting this thread. It gives me an outlet to say thanks to all the vets who are serving. I especially thank the vets who gave and never came back. This day is for them.......

I get to sit here and eat really good food, watch T.V. (listening to N. Korea's saber rattling........frmmmmmmmmphhhhhhhhhfffffffff......)

I get to live in a "free" country and try to set an example for others who want to be free as well.

So, Warm Handshake, and "Thank you to ALL VETS" those who sereve or have served in ANY capacity......even the ones who did not get to fight.....but trained those who did.......all are remembered. We must remember to not repeat the history of the past......

God Bless you all....
and
Semper FI!
speaknoevil07



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 04:00 PM
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Thank you for your post.

I did, still do, and will always Defend the Constitution from it's enemies, as I swore to do.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 04:10 PM
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I wrote a haiku that I was going to post on the writing board, but couldn't because I am not a writer.

It fits here, so I will post it here.

Memorial day
I made it home still breathing
Miss my friends that died

Thank you to all the vets out there who served! An even bigger thanks out to those of us who did not get to come home.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 04:19 PM
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thanks guys

thanks alot, it may sound hokey but there is never a time that your thanks are not appreciated.

Mike Russell
USAMMA
Hill, AFB UT



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 04:39 PM
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Like everyone else, I would like to extend my thanks as well.

I can't really think of anything else to say. Just saying thanks seems so insignificant after seeing/hearing what vets of the past have gone through, as well as our soldiers of today. It is something I will probably never comprehend.

From the way he always talked about the war, he always said he didn't see much action. He said he was stationed somewhere in the Philippines during WW2. Grandma had told me one time that grandpa was two weeks away from going to Omaha beach, but the decision was made right before he left to go there; that he would be heading to the Philippines instead.

Sometimes when I think about it, I'd like to think that decision was made because someone or something knew what was going to happen after I was born, and that I would need a father figure to be there for me growing up.

Without a doubt it was him. He was the greatest man I have ever known, and ever will know. He was taken from us a few years ago; a week before thanksgiving, but even more then the date of when he passed, I remember, and honor his memory today, because he took the ultimate risk to defend our country.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 04:51 PM
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To all my brothers still serving...Thank You.
Remember "the only easy day was yesterday."



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posted on May, 25 2009 @ 07:50 PM
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Thank you all for the kind words, many of us never hear! It was an honor to serve and I have no regrets...to serve and protect the constitution from invaders...foriegn or domestic!

We all thank those who currently serve and those whom served and will never make it home...peace my brothers and sisters!

Best,
rgseymour



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 07:52 PM
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God Bless You All. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for standing in the gap for me and my family. Thank you for all of us here, that enjoy the freedom you provide, THAT ALLOWS EVERY PERSON HERE TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT, NO MATTER HOW STUPID, OFFENSIVE, OR INCREDIBLY OFF-BASE. Thank you. We love you and you are our brothers, sisters, and compatriots.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 08:22 PM
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Thank you. Funny, Memorial Day is a national holiday, but no one ever says thanks in person.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 08:25 PM
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i too would like to offer my thanks to all the fine military people. my grand father was a highly decorated sergeant in ww2 in the 82nd airborne and i also have many friends in the military as of now. just please keep your oath to uphold our constitution and if- IF- it comes down to fighting for our freedom i hope you help us and not the criminals in gov't.
god bless all of our military and a big heartfelt thank you for all that you have had to do



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 08:37 PM
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Thank you for this post.

POW/MIA



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 08:38 PM
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Wow. I was avoiding this thread. I'm still not sure why, but I have an idea.

Thank you to the brothers and sisters who fell in the fire. some of you died so I could come home. I used to feel guilty about that. Now I know that to honor you is to keep you alive.

I will never forget you.

Any of you.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 09:10 PM
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I just wanted to share this:


It is the VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.


It is the VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.


It is the VETERAN,
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.



I have a Daughter in Afghanistan right now and I am so proud of her. As I am proud of all the brothers and sisters That came before her, are yet to come and those who serve with her.

We are free because of your willingness to sacrifice.



posted on May, 25 2009 @ 09:31 PM
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Those of us who have never served cannot know the sacrifices of those who have, are and will.

For one to place themselves in harms way, to face and witness the evils of war is an act of heroism and bravery that mere words can never fully express here.

They have will and are going there for us that either will not, or cannot.

Thanks hardly seems to be enough, but it is all I can offer to all who have, are and will serve.

I have already posted my thoughts in this thread on those who have gone, and given a life to the cause.

My nephew was one of them.



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