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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 03:41 AM
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Well just got back from Luxemberg. Beautiful country. Spent saturday and sunday morning there. My son's scout troop was tasked with cleaning the memorial stones ad planting flags an placing roses in each marker.
Yeah, the US Ambassador along with a 3-str was there. But this is about remembering and honouring the brave men who gave their lives.

Now the pics. (Or it didn't happen
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The entry gate.


The monument


Just a small section


I thought this was poignant (Many were like this.)


The Star of David monuments have small stones on them. These are "Forever Stones" meant to symbolize that even after the monuments are gone, the stone will remain.


Had to take a snap of Pattons grave. It used to be just one among many, but the area kept getting trampled to they moved it to a more secluded apot.


The Medal of Honor awardees all have stars on them. This is the only difference in theirs versus other monuments.


Other views




The one personal picture I'll share (I took hundreds) is the honour given to my son and his pack to take down the flag and fold it.


All in all, a touching day. I met vets giving honour to fallen friends, a biker group on Harleys. French, german, Belgium tourists who often stopped us and thanked us for cleaning the markers, and placing the flowers and flags.

I'm not asking for comments, nor debate on this thread. Just wanted to share and hope that everyone takes time, regardless of where you're from to honour your own heroes.

beez

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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 03:51 AM
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I'm glad you had a nice tour,great pics...and yes,honor to our fallen ones



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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For such an evil little bunny, you sure do have a loving heart and family.

Beautiful pics, beautiful work.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:57 AM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl
For such an evil little bunny, you sure do have a loving heart and family.

Beautiful pics, beautiful work.




Thank you ma'm.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 11:41 AM
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Awesome beezz.

Looks like a lovely day.


Goes back to finding the bottom of the bottle
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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Awesome beezz.

Look like a lovely day.


Goes back to finding the bottom of the bottle


Take care, brother. Thanks, it was a great day.




posted on May, 27 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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From WW1:




posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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That was awesome.

Thanks!



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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It's Canadian but it applies to anyone that served their country and gave their life for it. Here's a couple more. Much more recent, both from my home province of NS:





I can't get through either of them without tears.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
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It's Canadian but it applies to anyone that served their country and gave their life for it.


Personally, Memorial Day should be universal.

Brilliant vids!



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer
Personally, Memorial Day should be universal.


I think so too. There are many people, many on ATS as well, that poopoo those that gave their lives for their country. They forget that it was these people that enabled them to have the right to slam them. I find that sad.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid

Originally posted by beezzer
Personally, Memorial Day should be universal.


I think so too. There are many people, many on ATS as well, that poopoo those that gave their lives for their country. They forget that it was these people that enabled them to have the right to slam them. I find that sad.

Regardless of the country, the ideology, there are always a few select people that are willing to give all for those at (their respective) home.

They should be honoured.

For those who think otherwise? Let them.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Heres to the red,white and blue

may those souls lost never run more true

If there is a god in heaven may they forever know days of peace

because god bless they sure earned their place.

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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
Heres to the red,white and blue

may those souls lost never run more true

If there is a god in heaven may they forever know days of peace

because god bless they sure earned their place.

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Amen.

Nicely said.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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A very poignant post. Short and to the point. Well done.

Can’t say much more than that as I’m a bit choked up at the moment.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex
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A very poignant post. Short and to the point. Well done.

Can’t say much more than that as I’m a bit choked up at the moment.


Can't say I'm the type to normally get choked up, but saturday had me going several times.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Wow, General Patton, I'm impressed. That guy is a hero.

My Dad was a paratrooper in 82nd during WWII.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
Wow, General Patton, I'm impressed. That guy is a hero.

My Dad was a paratrooper in 82nd during WWII.

He will have our eternal thanks. It was a special day for me and my son. He always sees me as a soldier, playing "games" and just going to work. He is learning more about the honour and dignity that goes into becoming a soldier (I hope he never enlists though).

Me? I was humbled. I looked at the sacrifices these men made and it humbled me.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer

Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
Wow, General Patton, I'm impressed. That guy is a hero.

My Dad was a paratrooper in 82nd during WWII.

He will have our eternal thanks. It was a special day for me and my son. He always sees me as a soldier, playing "games" and just going to work. He is learning more about the honour and dignity that goes into becoming a soldier (I hope he never enlists though).

Me? I was humbled. I looked at the sacrifices these men made and it humbled me.


Thank you posting the pics. I'm sure your son looks up to you and rightly so. I don't care what people here say, the troops are giving their service in honor and sacrifice and they deserve every bit of our respect. Defense of our country is important and valuable beyond measure. I have a deeply spiritual outlook. I once attended a lecture by General Keegan. The man deserves everyone's respect as his heart was totally in the right place.

www.nytimes.com...



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus


Thank you posting the pics. I'm sure your son looks up to you and rightly so. I don't care what people here say, the troops are giving their service in honor and sacrifice and they deserve every bit of our respect. Defense of our country is important and valuable beyond measure. I have a deeply spiritual outlook. I once attended a lecture by General Keegan. The man deserves everyone's respect as his heart was totally in the right place.

www.nytimes.com...


My son is my world.


I don't care either about the opinions of others because it doesn't influence the dignity and dedication of so many.





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