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Old 11-11-15, 08:29 AM
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Happy Veteran's Day

A big shout out to those who served, willingly or otherwise.
The fact of your duty has made the world a better place.

Have a drink, cook something good, smile at people for no reason.
Generally, we are better for it, sometimes shaped in a way we didn't anticipate.
Rough edges smoothed a bit, smooth edges sharpened.
Either way, experience in a system that generally worked.

In a relatively short time, some progress has been made.
No longer do entire societies trade blows and brutally desecrate the vanquished.
There is still work to be done, progress to be made, but it's incremental.
Much of the progress is, like a jury, due the simple weight of your presence.

Think of the good times, and the fellowship. Harvest what you can.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
A big shout out to those who served, willingly or otherwise.
The fact of your duty has made the world a better place.

Have a drink, cook something good, smile at people for no reason.
Generally, we are better for it, sometimes shaped in a way we didn't anticipate.
Rough edges smoothed a bit, smooth edges sharpened.
Either way, experience in a system that generally worked.

In a relatively short time, some progress has been made.
No longer do entire societies trade blows and brutally desecrate the vanquished.
There is still work to be done, progress to be made, but it's incremental.
Much of the progress is, like a jury, due the simple weight of your presence.

Think of the good times, and the fellowship. Harvest what you can.
Very well expressed!
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Old 11-11-15, 08:34 AM
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Nicely put Rob, happy Veterns Day. Marine Corp. 90-94
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Old 11-11-15, 08:46 AM
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A happy Veteran's Day to everyone that served, I hope you can relax a bit. work day here, but no big deal, it beats unemployment all to pieces. USMC, 1975-1977. Regardless of your branch, including you Merchant Marine types in WWII, you are all my brothers and sisters.
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Same here, the whole city building is closed for the day. But of course we are down on our end working.
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Old 11-11-15, 09:01 AM
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USMC, first in, last out, as usual. Semper Fi, Sloar!!!!
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Happy Veterans Day and a BIG Thank You to all of our Veterans!
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Happy Veterans Day to all who served. USAF 1961-1967.
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Celebrated with a 30 mile ride on my 1986 Ciocc. Happy Veteran's day to all and their families. Army 87-89
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Happy Veteran's Day.
A special prayer for those who lost their lives. Your sacrifice is remembered, and appreciated.

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For 35 years I have been one of the behind-the-scenes geeks developing military communication systems and pattern recognition electronics for cruise missile guidance and other applications, but you combat veterans are the real heroes of the effort.
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To all our brothers and sisters, thanks for serving. To you other jarheads, Semper Fi and happy birthday!

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Thank you and Happy Veterans Day!

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Happy Remembrance Day too.


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
A big shout out to those who served, willingly or otherwise.
The fact of your duty has made the world a better place.

Have a drink, cook something good, smile at people for no reason.
Generally, we are better for it, sometimes shaped in a way we didn't anticipate.
Rough edges smoothed a bit, smooth edges sharpened.
Either way, experience in a system that generally worked.

In a relatively short time, some progress has been made.
No longer do entire societies trade blows and brutally desecrate the vanquished.
There is still work to be done, progress to be made, but it's incremental.
Much of the progress is, like a jury, due the simple weight of your presence.

Think of the good times, and the fellowship. Harvest what you can.
Well said Robbie!
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
For 35 years I have been one of the behind-the-scenes geeks developing military communication systems and pattern recognition electronics for cruise missile guidance and other applications, but you combat veterans are the real heroes of the effort.
John...I agree...but I also believe that the "behind the scenes" guys and gals...are another set of heroes that does not often get their due reward...so...thank YOU for your service as well!
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Thank you to all who have served, and I hope you are treated well by the VA, the rest of the government and all of society. You deserve that and prosperity, as well.
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Have a Great Veterans Day, I rode my Schwinn, High Sierra, to get a free coffee from Starbucks.
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Thank you veterans! Because of you we have choices. The importance of that cannot be quantified enough.
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Well said and thank you!

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Thank you and Happy Veterans Day!

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Our Veterans placed a wreath in front of the Church



And my youngest presented the Colors at the ceremony in town today

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USMC 75-79, Thanks.
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Happy Veterans Day and thanks to all who served and are serving. USAF 1970-1974 373rd SMS
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Same here, the whole city building is closed for the day. But of course we are down on our end working.
No rest for the wicked, Shawn.
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