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txradioguy
05-30-2011, 03:23 AM
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. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain...


To the CU veterans and retirees...I want to say thank you. While it seems like the currently serving soldiers who get the thanks...the truth of the matter is that if you hadn't stepped up and served when you did...we wouldn't be here doing it now.

Thank you.

Today for me personally I want to remember both of my grandfathers...Master Sergeants in the U.S. Army Air Corps in War Two.

And I remember my good friend SSG Adam Dickmyer, Guard of Honor Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. badge #528 KIA 28 Oct. 2010 Kandahar Province Afghanistan.

hampshirebrit
05-30-2011, 04:32 AM
My father was a staff sergeant in the British Army during WW2. He didn't like talking about it that much.

I have not had the honour to serve. It's a cause of major regret to me. If I still could, I would, but it's too late now.

We owe that generation a lot. And this one, too.

Thank you for your service.

fettpett
05-30-2011, 07:58 AM
a BIG Thank you to all the men and women that have severed, both here in the US and with our Allies.

http://images.picturesdepot.com/photo/t/thank_you_soldiers-8604.jpg

Apocalypse
05-30-2011, 08:32 AM
Taps (http://youtu.be/38wx8C7VmB4)

http://rolla.nd.utma.com/legion/legion_images/taps_wagner.jpg

fettpett
05-30-2011, 09:23 AM
great read, sadly, fewer and fewer people know how to play the bugle, let alone Taps and they have to resort to canned versions played at services

SarasotaRepub
05-30-2011, 09:32 AM
a BIG Thank you to all the men and women that have severed, both here in the US and with our Allies.

http://images.picturesdepot.com/photo/t/thank_you_soldiers-8604.jpg


What fett said. :)

Rcd
05-30-2011, 10:00 AM
Serving was one of my greatest honors. Great thanks to those that came before me and those that followed. To those that made the ultimate sacrifice, we hold you in our hearts each and every day.

Kay
05-30-2011, 02:34 PM
God bless all those who have served, past and present.
I will never forget those who didn't make it back home.

http://www.pittsfieldhousing.org/public-housing/memorial_day.gif

namvet
05-30-2011, 02:51 PM
today I remember my late dad and uncle.

http://oi55.tinypic.com/121em94.jpg

http://oi52.tinypic.com/10mifed.jpg

TexasFred
05-30-2011, 03:26 PM
A BLESSED Memorial Day, a SOMBER Memorial Day, indeed, but this isnít a day for BBQ and beer, not for me, itís not a day for parties and cheer, itís more than that, a lot more, and the utter ignorance of some Americans astounds meÖ

Why do so many confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day?

Memorial Day is to honor the dead, our WAR dead, Veterans Day is for ALL living Veterans, thatís the day for burgers and beer, and making sure that those who served, and lived to tell the tale KNOW that they are loved and appreciatedÖ

For those that gave their ALL, this is THEIR day, and I honor THEM and the ultimate sacrifice THEY made!

namvet
05-30-2011, 03:36 PM
A BLESSED Memorial Day, a SOMBER Memorial Day, indeed, but this isnít a day for BBQ and beer, not for me, itís not a day for parties and cheer, itís more than that, a lot more, and the utter ignorance of some Americans astounds meÖ

Why do so many confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day?

Memorial Day is to honor the dead, our WAR dead, Veterans Day is for ALL living Veterans, thatís the day for burgers and beer, and making sure that those who served, and lived to tell the tale KNOW that they are loved and appreciatedÖ

For those that gave their ALL, this is THEIR day, and I honor THEM and the ultimate sacrifice THEY made!

why do Americans have dinner after a funeral ????

TexasFred
05-31-2011, 04:42 PM
why do Americans have dinner after a funeral ????

The same reason people post dumb questions in forums I suppose..

txradioguy
05-31-2011, 06:15 PM
A BLESSED Memorial Day, a SOMBER Memorial Day, indeed, but this isnít a day for BBQ and beer, not for me, it’s not a day for parties and cheer, itís more than that, a lot more, and the utter ignorance of some Americans astounds meÖ

Why do so many confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day?

Memorial Day is to honor the dead, our WAR dead, Veterans Day is for ALL living Veterans, thatís the day for burgers and beer, and making sure that those who served, and lived to tell the tale KNOW that they are loved and appreciatedÖ

For those that gave their ALL, this is THEIR day, and I honor THEM and the ultimate sacrifice THEY made!

Well said my friend. Good to see you again.