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post #1 of 4 Old 05-30-2010, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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A memorial day THANKS!

To all who have serve(d), I thank you. I have never been in the military, though both my grandfathers (RIP) were WWII vets who came home. My Dad was a career Navy man. My sister is currently in Afghanistan. I am fully aware how lucky my family is. Many have served and paid the ultimate price.

I know I am a day early, and I know it is absurd to have one day to honor those who protect or have protected our freedom. But I may not be near a computer tomm. So, in all sincerity and with immense appreciation, Thank you.




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post #2 of 4 Old 05-30-2010, 09:58 PM
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To all who have serve(d), I thank you. I have never been in the military, though both my grandfathers (RIP) were WWII vets who came home. My Dad was a career Navy man. My sister is currently in Afghanistan. I am fully aware how lucky my family is. Many have served and paid the ultimate price.

I know I am a day early, and I know it is absurd to have one day to honor those who protect or have protected our freedom. But I may not be near a computer tomm. So, in all sincerity and with immense appreciation, Thank you.
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It's never premature to honor veterans. THANK YOU VETERANS!!!!

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-30-2010, 11:37 PM
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I'm an Army vet. Thanks to all who have served and are now serving.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-31-2010, 08:24 AM
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Freedom Is Not Free

Kelly Strong

I watched the flag pass by one day. It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free

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