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It's Memorial Day: Will You Commemorate Fallen U.S. Soldiers Today?

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  • woodstock 2012/05/28 15:02:15
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    woodstock
    +9
    Without a doubt. Red...White...Blue all the way. Without these brave men and woman are freedom would be in question. They are the gate keepers to this great country of ours. May God bless are men and woman in all branches of our military.

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  • Soms Co... sundance 2012/05/29 00:12:19
    Soms Cougli
    And here, in my own country, I don't participate in any sort of memorial for soldiers because I feel it's a glorification of war and not a celebration of freedom. I'm not proud, not one bit. I hate that men feel they must fight and kill to gain or protect. It's ironic, isn't it, that they fight for peace?
    Just a thought.
  • sundance Soms Co... 2012/05/29 00:53:43 (edited)
    sundance
    I agree. It is pathetic that freedom isn't free. Unfortunately, there have, are, and will be, those who don't see it that way. For them, the only real path, is to persecute, control and exterminate. This is the reason that tonight, everywhere in the world, there are those who answer the call to defend us from such a fate. For this, and many other honors, we should be thankful....Just a thought...
  • Soms Co... sundance 2012/05/29 13:43:49
    Soms Cougli
    If people kept their mouths shut, their religions to themselves and their opinions their own, I doubt we would have much reason for violence. Human error is an incredibly destructive thing.
  • TKramar Soms Co... 2012/05/29 12:17:53
  • Soms Co... TKramar 2012/05/29 13:59:28
    Soms Cougli
    It's like enforcing peace; the two are opposites, it doesn't work like that.
  • sundance TKramar 2012/05/29 15:45:18
    sundance
    Fighting for peace, however, has saved a lot of virgins. Ask the tens of thousands spared horrific treatment, when someone (usually US Marines) stepped up and stopped the mass rape and slaughter of tens of thousands of woman and children, in several theaters. So you can see that your statement is in error. Remember my friend, many of your countrymen are interred in countries globally. They went to fight for the most basic of rights and respect, deserved by all. Don't make arbitrary statements, that dishonor their gifts, their courage or their lives...Just a thought..
    PS...Semper Fi
  • Ron in ... Soms Co... 2012/05/29 00:39:55
    Ron in Oregon
    Your soldiers were right beside us in Vietnam.
  • Soms Co... Ron in ... 2012/05/29 00:47:12
    Soms Cougli
    That may be so, but this is not our Memorial Day, and as such I won't participate, just as I don't participate in our own.
  • Maria 2012/05/28 16:26:57
    Yes
    Maria
    +1
    Everyday...want to hugs all of them and say Thank you for your service.God Bless you all..
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/05/28 16:14:32
  • Jake Bl... stevegt... 2012/05/28 18:00:56
    Jake Blanton
    Veteran's Day to remember those NOT in the military? Other than some government "advisers" that served overseas, I'm not so sure than other non-military personnel would classify for remembrance on VETERAN'S Day... Or are you saying that anyone killed in Iraq or Afghanistan who was serving as a civilian contractor would also classify for special remembrance on Memorial Day?

    Traditionally, Veteran's Day is for those who served in the military, regardless of whether they were in combat or whether they paid the ultimate price for their service... Memorial Day is to remember those who paid the ultimate price...

    Come to think of it though, with the current system of using more civilian contractors for roles traditionally handled by military personnel, the distinction between military and non-military personnel has blurred and as such, I can see where someone could legitimately classify for remembrance on Memorial Day even though they technically were not serving in the military at the time of their death... We didn't have this back during my time, so I didn't think of it originally...
  • Ron in ... Jake Bl... 2012/05/29 00:43:18
    Ron in Oregon
    It used to be known as Decoration Day.
  • Jake Bl... Ron in ... 2012/05/29 03:32:17
    Jake Blanton
    That was a bit before my time...
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/28 16:13:13
    Yes
    HarleyCharley
    every one should...
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/05/28 16:09:30
  • Not-A-RINO 2012/05/28 16:08:38
    Yes
    Not-A-RINO
    +3
    We have our youngest son in the USAF serving in Germany. I am flying my Blue Star flag and the Stars and Stripes at my house. It is because of the service and loyalty of our armed forces and veterans we are still free today. God bless them all!
  • Deb 2012/05/28 15:43:26
    Yes
    Deb
    +6
    graphics for memorial day


    Remembering my family and ALL who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom.

    To Honor Them is to Remember Them.....Everyday!
  • wolf sloan 2012/05/28 15:30:56
    Yes
    wolf sloan
    +6
    every day
  • Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA 2012/05/28 15:27:38 (edited)
    Yes
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +5
    Yes my Dad, Lost Vietnam, November 23 1967 Marine F 4 Phantom

    He fly's with the Angels...
  • Deb Mel the... 2012/05/28 15:38:56
    Deb
    +5
    I'm so sorry Mel :( but my lifelong gratitude to him, your family, my family and everyone that gave the greatest sacrifice
  • Ron in ... Mel the... 2012/05/29 00:45:31
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    I was there in 1966 and left March of 1967.

    http://youtu.be/ydWhRObVxrM
  • apachehellfire65 2012/05/28 15:12:02
    Yes
    apachehellfire65
    +7
    today and everyday. my fallen brothers all gave some
  • woodstock 2012/05/28 15:02:15
    Yes
    woodstock
    +9
    Without a doubt. Red...White...Blue all the way. Without these brave men and woman are freedom would be in question. They are the gate keepers to this great country of ours. May God bless are men and woman in all branches of our military.
  • Tree To... woodstock 2012/05/28 15:14:42
    Tree Top TT
    +8
    As a Viet Nam Vet, that means a lot to me, thank you!
  • Not-A-RINO Tree To... 2012/05/28 16:11:41
    Not-A-RINO
    +4
    Thank you for your service to our country!

    God bless our heroes
  • Space Invader 2012/05/28 14:51:33
    Yes
    Space Invader
    +8
    Taps...for the fallen soldier(s)..whose government no longer cares for you..
  • hat man Space I... 2012/05/28 14:53:47
    hat man
    +1
    Which is why they should no longer fight for it.
  • Space I... hat man 2012/05/28 15:04:11
    Space Invader
    +3
    Defend the home front' and protect the people from themselves...
  • hat man Space I... 2012/05/28 15:25:41
  • Tree To... hat man 2012/05/28 15:19:17
    Tree Top TT
    +3
    Bull Chit! They are all Volunteers, thank you, but, they can decide for themselves!
  • hat man Tree To... 2012/05/28 15:26:53
    hat man
    Sure. I just think they are being misused. And the kids join for juvenile reasons.
  • Not-A-RINO hat man 2012/05/28 16:16:32
    Not-A-RINO
    +4
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling that thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -- John Stuart Mill

    Again, we owe a debt of eternal gratitude to our armed forces and veterans.
  • hat man Not-A-RINO 2012/05/28 17:35:06
    hat man
    Sure war is unavoidable sometimes. And if it is for a just cause such as defending your loved ones or your freedom/ lifestyle then I support it, as do most people. But you aren't defending on the offensive.
  • Jake Bl... hat man 2012/05/28 18:02:38
    Jake Blanton
    +1
    The best defense is a good offense...
  • hat man Jake Bl... 2012/05/28 18:07:31
    hat man
    But then it isn't defense ;)
  • Jake Bl... hat man 2012/05/28 18:11:47
    Jake Blanton
    +1
    It's cheaper to fight a war on your enemy's soil than on your own soil... Even cheaper if you use nukes... Unfortunately, we did not choose to be fiscally responsible and use nukes in response to the 9/11 attacks...
  • hat man Jake Bl... 2012/05/28 18:15:43
    hat man
    Yes it is cheaper. But it's even cheaper to avoid it. For now no country as the capability to truly attack the USA.
  • Not-A-RINO hat man 2012/05/29 00:30:16
    Not-A-RINO
    In the day of terrorism, attacking the enemy after they have attacked us many times without answer is a valid tactic. One thing that makes going after the international criminals is the media which has joined the subversives (the Fourth Estate joins the Fifth Column) and the Hollywood libtards offer to protect these murderers as human shields.

    I certainly don't like war, but I don't like seeing the types I mentioned making the sacrifices of our military and their families a joke. There are things worth fighting for. It's a shame too many public personalities don't appreciate it or make a mockery of it.
  • hat man Not-A-RINO 2012/05/29 06:23:05
    hat man
    The thing is you don't know who the enemy is. There are a lot of people in Afghanistan. And Al Qaeda is bankrupt.
  • Not-A-RINO hat man 2012/05/30 03:40:43
    Not-A-RINO
    I haven't seen their bank statement lately, but I think it would be less than what it used to be. However, you don't have to have a ton of money to buy C4 or other explosives to wreak havoc on innocent people. It is common knowledge Iran has been doing some of their bankrolling and I'm sure there are others.

    One sure fire way of knowing who the enemy is if they are shooting at you, you can be certain they aren't from Welcome Wagon!

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