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Old 11-10-11, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hey, all you vets!

From me and mine to you and yours: Thanks!

For your service, and your sacrifice. And making it possible to go ride what, where, when, with whom and how I want.

And for you "furin" vets- to you too, for doing the same for your folks.

Thanks again,
The whole family.
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Old 11-10-11, 06:21 PM   #2
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Being a "furin" vet can be taken more than one way.
Was born in Europe and survived Hitler's onslaught and starvation and emigrated to the US in 1947.
Volunteered for the US Air Force in 1952 and served in Korea in '52/'53.
Government gave me the run-around about becoming a US citizen . . . took 'em 3 long years before I got my citizen papers.
Thought I owed more than lip service to the US.
With all its problems, it's still the best country!
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Old 11-10-11, 10:22 PM   #3
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Thank you very much, Dell. That's a very nice thing for you to say. I only wish other American citizens appreciated the freedoms and liberties we all inherited from our ancestors in the USA. It's been a great country and hopefully, will be once again.
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Old 11-11-11, 07:04 AM   #4
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My heartful thanks to all the service people. I can only imagine the sacrifices you've made for our freedom.

Thank you!
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Thanks to all vets who served. My dad, WWII, rip, me, 1 brother, 2 couisins, Viet Nam. 112 KIA from my home town rip. My nephew who served in Iraq 3 times, who is now going to be a Marine Lieutenant. To all the mothers who went through hell waiting for our return, Thank you. God Bless America.
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Old 11-11-11, 09:47 AM   #6
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From a lowly, Viet-Nam ERA and Cold War Vet, you that servered have my thanks a respect! Those of you who served in combat you have my most humble appreciation for your sacrifice and bravery, to all past and present who wore a uniform, GOD bless you and THANKS!
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Old 11-12-11, 08:32 AM   #8
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Next day, the day after Veteran's Day: Things sure have changed. I remember back in the late 1960s when I was in the Air Force, during the Viet Nam years. Thanks to the Jane Fonda enlightened liberal-types, American military had to avoid wearing their military uniforms off base, even in the USA, as we would be at least spit upon, or possibly attacked by gangs. As so many 'good' lads went to Canada to avoid the draft, our reward for our patriotism and serving our country was scorn. Like I said, things certainly have changed. I wonder how long until they change yet again...

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My service was purely peace time and right after Vietnam and its upheaval in the military. I want to say thank you to every man and woman, U.S., Canada, U.K. and other allied nations for service in the face of danger. I lost my best friend in Vietnam and had many, many friend in school and our largely military neighborhood. My best wishes to all veterans and their families for all the sacrifices they made for all of us.

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