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It's Memorial Day Weekend, Will You Take A Moment To Honor Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice For Freedom?

Heffeweizen 2012/05/26 05:17:08
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As you enjoy a long Holiday weekend full of friends and BBQ's, would you take a moment to remember the reason for the Holiday? I am eternally grateful for those who have paid the ultimate price for the freedoms that I and all Americans enjoy and I always observe a moment of silence on Memorial Day to say thanks.

"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. "

- Abraham Lincoln (The Gettysburg Address)





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  • OPOA912 2012/05/26 14:01:14 (edited)
    All of the above
    OPOA912
    +20
    My Son's are coming over for a barbeque and they're all vets or active duty. Both my parents were Army Officers during WWII and I'm going to their grave sites on Monday. So yes, I'm going to do my part in remembering. BTW, I also am a Vet. marine casket on a plane parents army officers wwii grave sites monday remembering btw vet

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  • JeanLouiseCollins 2012/05/28 21:58:48
    All of the above
    JeanLouiseCollins
    +1
    HOW WONDERFUL THEY WERE TO GIVE UP THEIR LIVES FOR US.
    i DO NOT KNOW AN ADEQUATE WAY TO THANK THEM.
  • Grandpa 2012/05/28 13:19:54
    I Will Thank A Veteran
    Grandpa
    +1
    God Bless Them and Watch Over Them >> For without them we would NOT BE FREE >>> Vote wise in 2012
  • ConLibFraud 2012/05/27 19:08:38
    All of the above
    ConLibFraud
    +2
    Dearest military, both active and veteran, thank you for all you do and thank you for all your sacrifices. I am truly sorry for all the wars that the wealthy have drug you into for their profit. I am truly sorry that the DC thugs put you in harms way while they get wealthy and throw you and your family a few crumbs!

    We need a national plea for ALL military to come home and rescue their country! Please spread the word!
  • aherbert 2012/05/27 18:12:31
    Yes, I Will Remember
    aherbert
  • **Bessie** 2012/05/27 14:24:02
    Yes, I Will Remember
    **Bessie**
  • Kara ~~~ American Patriot 2012/05/27 13:50:10
    All of the above
    Kara ~~~ American Patriot
  • Centurion~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/27 06:28:50
    All of the above
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    What Barbecue?

    Today I teamed up with another VFW Post member at a supermarket. I played the bagpipe pretty much all day from 10:30 till 3:00 while he passed out buddy poppies to shoppers. It seemed to work well.

    VFW buddy poppy

    Tomorrow we would have done it again but our post ran completely out of them today. Tomorrow I'll take my family to church and play bagpipe at one event.

    Monday morning I'll attend an 0600 Memorial Service where I'll help with the 21-gun salute, a few hours later I'll play bagpipe in the Memorial Day Parade and will again fire volleys at the 1100 Memorial Service.

    Yeah, I think that I'm probably doing a bit more than a few minutes.
  • Centuri... Centuri... 2012/05/27 06:41:34
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Here is MY Hero,

    Charles Quincy Williams
  • Heffewe... Centuri... 2012/05/27 06:46:02
    Heffeweizen
    +4
    Excellent! I love the pipes.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/05/27 04:43:26
    Yes, I Will Remember
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    I'd thank one but there aren't any around here. Hah, I just remembered my husband served 4 years in the Navy. So I'll thank him!
  • stevmackey 2012/05/27 03:56:49
    Yes, I Will Remember
    stevmackey
    +4
    Veterans of WW ll are hard to find. I thank all those who served in Korea, Viet Nam, and a the following skirmishes. This is priceless.
  • Heffewe... stevmackey 2012/05/27 04:04:46
    Heffeweizen
    +2
    So true. My grandpa was one of the last in my town. There might be a couple more. He just died in October at almost 92. Grandpa didn't talk much about the war, but boy when he did, we listened!
  • Centuri... stevmackey 2012/05/27 06:36:26
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    My town has a few left, very few.

    I attended the services for one who was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and one of my professors when I was in college.

    Another was a B-17 pilot who was shot down over Germany about ten months before the war ended. He said that he was only hungry once when he was a POW, from the day he got there till the day that he left.

    The most recent passed right after Veteran's Day, a Marine who was on Tarawa, Guadalcanal and Saipan.

    Most of the ones that are left pretty much stay in nursing homes and come out twice a year, Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. Today though, I did have the honor of meeting a gentleman who was a bagpiper in the British Army in World War II.
  • Heffewe... Centuri... 2012/05/27 06:50:01
    Heffeweizen
    +1
    There were so many guys in town that growing up, I never even knew were veterans. I shudder to think of the stories that have never been told, since the WWII generation never talked much about it. There is still a lot about Grandpa's service that none of us, to include my Grandma know. I do know he was at Leyte, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa.
  • Centuri... Heffewe... 2012/05/27 07:21:29
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    And after that, my dad was stationed in Okinawa from 1960-1963. I attended 1st - 4th grade there.
  • Arya 2012/05/27 02:52:56
    All of the above
    Arya
  • USC Gam... Arya 2012/05/27 02:57:50
    USC Gamecock fan
    +3
    Yes my friend ..They have served and ..Honorably
  • USC Gamecock fan 2012/05/27 02:11:02
    All of the above
    USC Gamecock fan
    +5
    I have friends, Neighbors and family who have given the Ultimate Sacrifice for our freedom. If we cannot give a moment of silence for the fallen heros then we don't deserve the the freedoms we enjoy. It takes a selfish people with out a conscious to not honor the Americans who have fought and died for us
  • Arya USC Gam... 2012/05/27 02:53:47
    Arya
    +4
    Beautifully said, my friend.
  • USC Gam... Arya 2012/05/27 03:01:25
    USC Gamecock fan
    +3
    I only wish that all who live in the great country would realize freedom is not free. Thank you Arya , my friend
  • Arya USC Gam... 2012/05/27 04:03:49
  • kaZappoo 2012/05/27 02:05:38
    Yes, I Will Remember
    kaZappoo
    +6
    as a veteran // my late father POW 4 yrs in WW I I /and late mother beside him interned in the boise Id. vets cemetary , and many of my family who served in nam .and passed due to agent orange ,,,it has significant meaning to me , and other navy buddies succumbed to asbesots and got meso. & other types of cancer & passsd from it ..and all who died for OUR FREEDOMS ...

    my heart & repect to all who served /actively serving & who will serve ...THANK YOU ALL ....
  • Heffewe... kaZappoo 2012/05/27 02:09:45
    Heffeweizen
    +4
    Thanks for your service.
  • kaZappoo Heffewe... 2012/05/27 02:19:36
    kaZappoo
    +4
    and your's as well brother / friend .....!
  • Arya kaZappoo 2012/05/27 02:54:16
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2012/05/27 00:11:44
    All of the above
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
  • Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL 2012/05/27 00:07:04
    All of the above
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +7
    Memorial Day is not a Holiday it is a day of reflection
  • Heffewe... Nancy~P... 2012/05/27 00:07:57
    Heffeweizen
    +5
    Excellent point!
  • Nancy~P... Heffewe... 2012/05/27 01:30:25
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +3
    I thank you for your service
  • studiob... Nancy~P... 2012/05/27 04:26:53
    studiobrat  PWCM AFCL
    +2
    Nancy, thank you for posting this great video! I am not a fan of country music but I am a fan of the country music artists who write and sing songs honoring our military troops. I wish more music performers would follow their lead! Patriotic country music singers
  • Heffewe... studiob... 2012/05/27 05:21:40
    Heffeweizen
    +1
    Gary Sinise, Trace Adkins and Kidd Rock immediately come to mind. They are always on USO tours. I also met Bo Bice on a USO tour in Kuwait.
  • studiob... Heffewe... 2012/05/27 05:58:25 (edited)
    studiobrat  PWCM AFCL
    +2
    Thanks for that. I love Gary Sinise for his acting and for being such a great humanitarian. I only wish that a talented comedian would take Bob Hope's place doing USO tours for so many years. Of course, NO ONE could ever take his place, but they could carry on the tradition and thus provide entertainment and moral support to our troops overseas. Bob Hope USO Tour Specials
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/05/27 00:06:32
    All of the above
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +6
    My family has served in every war including Iraq and Afghanistan - I am thankful for all who serve, all who have served and all who gave their all for the nation and for me.

    God bless our military
  • Treasure ♥ijm♥ 2012/05/27 00:05:30
    All of the above
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    +6
    I have reflected on all of our Veterans...and hold them in the highest regard for their service....past or present. I would like to thank each one of them personally if I could.
    They have been on my mind and in my heart. I always remember our veterans. They are precious to me.
  • Tinka123 2012/05/27 00:02:44
    Yes, I Will Remember
    Tinka123
    +3
    Bring them Home!
  • susan BN-0 2012/05/27 00:02:13
    Yes, I Will Remember
    susan BN-0
  • Mrs. maggot 2012/05/27 00:01:38
    All of the above
    Mrs. maggot
    +6
    ...and I make it a point to do those things all through the year.

  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2012/05/26 23:54:10
    Yes, I Will Remember
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +7
    god bless our troops and veterans
    God bless those who have served and those currently serving...... our beautiful USA♥
    god bless our troops and veterans god bless our troops and veterans god bless our troops and veterans
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/05/26 22:48:13
    Yes, I Will Remember
    **StarzAbove**
    +7
    Yes, always.
  • Mikel_mad2002 2012/05/26 22:19:30
    Yes, I Will Remember
    Mikel_mad2002
    +5
    Definitely
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