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LibraryLady
07-04-2008, 11:38 AM
July 4, 2008
How did you spend Independence Day?


BAGHDAD – How are you spending your 4th of July holiday? While most Americans probably slept, 1,215 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines raised their right hands and committed to a combined 5,500 years of additional service during the largest reenlistment ceremony in the history of the American military. Beneath a large American flag which dwarfed even the enormous chandelier that Saddam Hussein had built for the Al Faw Palace, members of all services, representing all 50 states took the oath administered by Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of Multi-National Forces Iraq.
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Petraeus, reiterating earlier remarks made by Command Sergeant Major Hill, said that the unprecedented ceremony sends a “message to friend and foe alike.” He told those assembled that it is “impossible to calculate the value of what you are giving to our country . . . For no bonus, no matter the size, can adequately compensate you for the contribution each of you makes as a custodian of our nation’s defenses.”


Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Phillygirl
07-04-2008, 12:02 PM
Wow. Yes, thank you.

megimoo
07-04-2008, 12:17 PM
Wow. Yes, thank you.America's Pride and The Strength Of Our Nation !

Teetop
07-05-2008, 12:48 PM
Tip of the hat to 1,215 men and women.

I worked and drank beer afterwards. :D

Bubba Dawg
07-05-2008, 01:20 PM
Awesome. Good on ya to all those soldiers. May God Bless.

Funny how the Left just doesn't get it about stuff like this.

Elspeth
07-05-2008, 07:11 PM
July 4, 2008
How did you spend Independence Day?


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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We need to make sure that all these veterans get proper health care and benefits when they come home. They deserve at least that for their sacrifice.

marinejcksn
07-06-2008, 01:25 AM
Congrats to my Brothers and Sisters in arms on their re-enlistment, it's really an inspiration!

Independence Day was pretty sweet here on base in the Anbar Province, we had great meals all day and they showed movies followed by a visit from some celebrities who were really nice. Got great pictures with Steve Zahn, he was hilarious.:D