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Old 11-11-08, 01:30 AM   #1
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Veteran's Day/OT

I want to take a moment and say "Thank You" to those of you who have served.

Those of us who have worn the uniform didn't do so for fan fare or recognition. Each person has/had a different reason for doing so.

Whatever your reasons were, I salute you.

Our WWII, Korean, and 'Nam vets are getting older. Many of our WWII and Korean Vet's have past on. We have a new generation of Vet's who have stepped forward and now stand, or stood, in harms way. If you know someone who has served or is currently serving, please take a moment and shake their hand or at least think of them today. You probably don't have to say anything, they will understand, and probably be very appreciative of the gesture.

Thank You. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.
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Here Here!!!

Thank you to all the other vets out there and to those currently serving.

A special Happy Birthday to all my fellow Marines, Semper Fi brothers!
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+1. My soon-to-be former housemate is a Vietnam vet, and it's amazing what they went through for our country.
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Well, I should probably do a seperate thread, but this one seems appropriate.

I've officially accepted an invitation to do a ride from Dallas to Corpus in March to help raise awareness for Wounded Warriors and Soldier Ride. It's all a bunch of Dallas area BF'ers doing it. They did the first ride last year and it looks like it's gaining legs.

We already have a hand cycle to donate for the guys to use. It's gonna be cool, if I can pull off 480 +/- miles in 8 days, lol.

http://soldierride.blogspot.com/

There's a link for all the Independance and Soldier Rides all over the country. We hope to pick up Vets and active duty guys along the way, and camp at VFW, Legion, and like halls. Starting in Austin, we will ride with each Wounded Warriors group that we can, hopefully all the way to the Coast.

Last year our own CM Shooter did the ride and there is one other Dallas area C&A member who is considering giving it a go. If you live along the route and would like to ride along or just give a shout, please do.

I've always wanted to tour, now I have some motivation that comes from deep within. Here's hoping my back and legs can carry the distance.
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I want to take a moment and say "Thank You" to those of you who have served.

Those of us who have worn the uniform didn't do so for fan fare or recognition. Each person has/had a different reason for doing so.

Whatever your reasons were, I salute you.

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Thank You. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.
Don't forget the few WWI vets out there, the war ended 90 years ago. I think there are at least 10 great war (WW1) vets still surviving, One Australian, One Canadian, 5 British, 2 French, and One American the oldest being Henry Allingham of Britain who is 112, and the Youngest is Frank Buckles of the USA who is 107. Both Britain and Canada have approved a state funeral for the last survivor, in Canada's case it's John Babcock who actually lives in the US..... This last year saw the death of the last German, Italian, Polish, Turkish and Austria-Hungarian WWI veterans, in all we lost more in the last year as there are remaining, with 13 passing on.....

I have the unique position of having family who fought for BOTH sides in WW2, several Uncles who fought for Canada, and my father and an uncle who fought for Germany. You know he lived in Canada from 1954 until his death in 1977, and was never once invited to attend remembrance ceremonies, yet he had many friends who entered the army there as fresh faced young men, and never returned home, leaving grieving families as well.....
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Very true Wogs. I had thought I read we were left with even fewer WWI Vets than you cited.

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I just got home from the local ceremonies. I played "The Last Post", and "Rouse" on my trumpet as my part in the day. Hope I helped out.
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I think "The Last Post" has to be the hardest Trumpet piece, you could ever play, for a simple simple reason, you can't make a mistake. Everyone has heard it, so often that they know every note, goof one up, and you will be forever known as the guy who screwed op The Last Post......
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had a great time in the Navy wasnt able to stay in Navy due to me being a clyde, but that was a long time ago.

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YOUR WELCOME.

US Navy P3 flight engineer (anti sub aircraft).

had a great time in the Navy wasnt able to stay in Navy due to me being a clyde, but that was a long time ago.

have a great day

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I had the opportunity to do a P-3 patrol out of Guam once. It was pretty interesting.

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